Links to Women in Free Software groups
I gave a 5 minute lightning talk at OSDC entitled
Women in FOSS
groups (meaning groups for women involved in Free Software, rather than
about women in Free Software groups, I could have done a better title I know).
It was mostly an attempt to jam Adam Kennedy's lightning talk about Acme::Playmate,
which featured lingerie shots of women (and maybe topless shots, I didn't want
to watch it, being quite firmly and viscerally of the belief that there's a
very small amount of sexual desire I like at my open source conferences). So
mine featured pictures of women, fully clothed, with labels like
For more on Kennedy's talk, see Richard Jones' entry about it: Jones was the chair of the session that Kennedy gave his talk in.
I'm not putting my slides up for a few reasons: bits of them only make sense in the context of that particular jam; other bits only make sense if you hear me say the words that went along with them; and finally while I got permission to use them in the talk, I didn't get permission from all the women whose pictures I used to stick said pictures on the 'net.
However, the last couple of slides were a list of links to groups for women using and developing Free Software, and Paul asked if I could provide them in a place where people would have a chance to write them down. Fortunately, these were even prepared earlier:
- LinuxChix's list of groups for women in computing generally; and
- LinuxChix's list of groups for women developing Free Software (and Free Culture, in the case of WikiChix).