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Successful women in FOSS and IT

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thebeezspeaks.blogspot: Nobody denies that sexism in FOSS exists. If not, Carla Schoder wouldn't be able to list a set of incidents. The problem I have with this statement is, that now it seems to be exclusively a FOSS problem -

Free and Open Source Software, dogmatism and the real world.

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sinaisix.blogspot: One of the best things that ever happened to the world of computing was the advent of Free and Open Source software. However, there does not seem, at least from where I stand, to be any proper definition of who FOSS defines as its target audience.

Study Shows Open-source Code Quality Improving

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pcworld.com: The overall number of defects in open-source projects is dropping, a new study by vendor Coverity has found.

Big Win for GNU GPL in France

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the fallback positions for purveyors of FUD is that the GNU GPL may not be valid, because it hasn't been properly tested in court. That's getting increasingly implausible as a stance.

Myths about Open Source

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livemint.com: I recently met an old school friend over a cup of coffee and we spoke about life, movies and music. Then the topic moved on to technology. The conversation moved to open source and how he really didn’t get the concept of it and he was just against it.

How one Melburnian spent Software Freedom Day

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itwire.com: For most people in Melbourne, Saturday, September 20, was just another day for trying to recover from the excesses of the previous night, knocking back from work, lazing, and reading the newspapers on the web.

How do you like your freedom?

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toolbox.com/blogs: Today is a special day for many people. This day, September the 19th, is of particular importance to computing tech heads, geeks, developers and even you. Yes, you.

Sexism in FOSS

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linuxtoday.com: Today is about sexism towards women in FOSS. It is about treating women differently, and poorly, just for being women. It is about doing harm to FOSS. There are a number of reasons why the participation of women in FOSS is so low, around 1.5%, and cruddy treatment of women is a big one.

The Role of Free Software in Education

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groklaw.net: On 19 September, we celebrate Software Freedom Day. At tomorrow's Boston gathering, I will have an opportunity to thank the Free Software Foundation on behalf of Sugar Labs for their support. I will also have a chance to tell the story of Sugar, our efforts to help children learn to learn and learn to love and exercise their freedom. I will also solicit your help.

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