Don Marti

Tue 02 May 2006 10:02:44 PM PDT

Women, spare time, and Free Software

Bdale Garbee links to EU research on barriers to women's participation in Free Software. Suggestions include computer classes for girls and organizations such as Debian Women and LinuxChix, but there's one really good point I hadn't seen before. Hacking takes time. And many women don't get enough free time because of child care and household responsibilities.

Maybe we need an "Alameda, California Free Software and Babysitting Club." (I'd be happy to watch an extra kid on days when I'm watching mine if it meant someone was getting to do some work on Free Software.)