Fedora wants to draw in women

Linux women? Anyone out there considering this? Ah, perhaps this is the real issue that needs some further consideration? Could be and from the looks of it, this is beginning to change…

Open-source project Fedora has launched Fedora Women, a forum and mailing list, in an effort to encourage more female developers to participate in its community.

“Women who are interested in working with the Fedora Project can work with Fedora Women to get started,” explained a posting on the Fedora Web site.

Fedora Women aims to support the existing community of female coders through a dedicated discussion arena and mailing list for women involved in the project.

“A large portion of the Fedora user base is made up of women. They are often under-represented within the community, with many people not even realizing how big a share of the community they are. The Fedora Women program aims to improve that representation and to provide a forum for the women of the Fedora community,” the group said…. Source: News.com

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