Survival Tactics For Women In FOSS, Linux for Churches
by Carla Schroder
Related link: http://lxer.com
There are a couple of articles from LXer.com I want to share with you. One of them I wrote:
Survival Tactics For Women In FOSS, part 1. "Surviving in the often rough-and-tumble FOSS world can take a bit of study and practice. It's not a place for the timid and fearful. But then, no place is, so you might as well gird your loins and stride boldly forth, because the rewards are huge. Whatever you are interested in- coding, system administration, network administration, documentation, bug finding, bug-fixing, or learning to be a skilled user - there is a place for you. You'll find some of the best brains in computing to hang out with and learn from, and a lot of fine humans who are fun and interesting. And no matter what level you are, you'll be able to teach others."
This article, Defining a Turn-key Libre Software Solution for Ministries, written by DC Parris, addresses a user community that doesn't get much attention: religious organizations. "When faith-based organizations start looking for libre software alternatives, The Freely Project offers a turn-key solution that will serve their needs well. While aimed at Christians, this solution should work well, no matter what your organization's religious beliefs."
LXer.com publishes great stories you won't find anywhere else in the tech or mainstream media- come on down and join the fun. If you have something interesting to say, share it on LXer.com.
Makes sense to me
From what I've seen, that about sums it up. Besides, it's all good regardless of gender, creed, or any other personal quirk.
Your articles on survival tactics should provide good starting points for women thinking about contributing to FOSS. Hey, maybe even I will take the plunge one day.