[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [OSGeo-Women] Post FOSS4G2010 thoughts

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Sat Sep 11 10:34:07 PDT 2010

On 11/09/10 13:09, Anne Ghisla wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-09-11 at 02:01 +0200, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Dear Ladies,
>> During the conference, Athina shared her impression about
>> gender mix in the board of directors.
>> I thoroughly support Athina's opinion it would be beneficial for the
>> foundation if some women could make it to the board.
>> Thus, I'd like to send out some bits of encouragement to you ladies.
>> Please, stand out!
> Hi Mateusz, all,
> [I cc discuss list to broaden the audience]
> thanks for encouraging the participation of women in OSGeo!
> Lot of thoughts and live discussions took place at the conference, and I
> had a chat with Helena about her perception of gender bias. In the US,
> she feels that women are no more a minority in the computer science
> field. It is not the same in other parts of the world, however, and
> that's something that OSGeo, as US-based foundation, has to consider.
> Athina and me also discussed about how women presence is uneven
> regarding the profile, i.e. coders, managers, sysadmins etc, so it is
> risky to generalise.


For me, the board configuration is a projection of typical IT crowd :-)

Fingers crossed!

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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