by Lyz Bevilacqua
Officially founded by Vid Ayer, the group has similar aims to other F/OSS -women projects, with perhaps a greater weight put on getting more women using linux (specifically Ubuntu) and feeling more comfortable in the F/OSS world in general.
The Ubuntu-Women mailing list was started in February 2006, and a related Ubuntu-Women Forum and IRC channel (#ubuntu-women on irc.freenode.net) have been around since mid 2005.
|Good, thanks for posting this. The more points of entry into the FOSS world the better!|
|Are other -women groups helping to launch new ones? It seems like the opportunity for mentoring and advice might be useful on a meta-level as well.|
chromatic: The other -women groups don't actually help launch new ones, but many of the same people contribute to the different -women groups, and many are involved in LinuxChix.
|Thanks Lyz, I was checking U-W's search optimisation for Google when I came across your post. Yes, LC does have a larger role to play (yeah I am biased as I volunteer there too ;-)). BTW, If I may say so, the founder tag makes me uncomfortable, since its a community effort and without the support of all the folks (too many to name here), U-W would be just a dream.|