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RE: Is there a Womens user group in Fedora (as in KDE) ? (was FC2 does not save settings(

> I was going to ask that very question, is there really a need
> for such a group? If so, what needs would that be? It's always
> been my opinion (and I like to think of myself as pretty
> open-minded) in tech (this does not necessarily include the
> corporate culture which is sometimes iffy depending on the
> company) gender isn't an issue that needs to be addressed
> really, because tech is tech...knowledge is knowledge. Am I
> mistaken?

Yes and no. There are distinct gender specific differences that impact
both how we communicate & how we learn. I'm not aware of a fedora
specific woman's group but there is a virtual LUG-
http://www.linuxchix.org/ (quoted from their web page):
"LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux, and for supporting
women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced
users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system
administrators and technical writers."

There's also a HOWTO that is all about "how to encourage women in
linux" on TDLP-

That is an interesting read, the fact that there's an actual HOWTO on
this subject implies that there is at least a perceived need to be
more inclusive (dare I say embrace) of women in  the linux community.



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