I have always been impressed by the roles women have played in the history of modern society as a whole and I’m always delighted to see women involved in the advocacy of Ubuntu and FOSS (Free Open Source Software). I’m constantly trying to encourage guys I meet to have their wives, girlfriends and women relatives get involved in Ubuntu whether it be them attending a release party or coming to a global jam.
There are so many reasons to have women involved in Ubuntu and FOSS the most important being that their ability to contribute is equal to that of men and their involvement can only lead to other women seeing contributing to FOSS as more than just something guys can do.
The Ubuntu Women project plays an excellent role in the Ubuntu Community and I personally would love to see women be more involved in the Ubuntu Oregon LoCo and I’m trying wholeheartedly to make that a reality in fact at every event we hold I distribute Ubuntu Women material in the hopes women will get ahold of it and check out the Ubuntu project.
I’m sure that Ubuntu Oregon is not the only LoCo in the world that does not yet have women involved on a regular basis and I would love to learn what other LoCo’s are doing to try to engage women and get them involved in their LoCo’s and Ubuntu in general?