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About Debian Women

The Debian Women project was founded in May 2004. We seek to balance and diversify the Debian project by actively engaging with interested women and encouraging them to become more involved with Debian.

Our main actions include the following:

We welcome the involvement of all people who are interested in increasing the participation of women in Debian.

Women in FOSS

There are lots of theories regarding why there are so few women in computer field specially in the FOSS world. Ellen Spertus explains some of the cultural phenomena that might be the cause for this in her paper Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists?. It is also worth it to read Val Henson's HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux.