Monday, 28 February 2005

Debian Women at FOSDEM 2005
Hanna M. Wallach gave a talk about Debian Women at FOSDEM. The talk attracted over 80 people, among which were about 15 women. The slides of the talk are available from Hanna's blog. A short summary can be found in Jill Walker's blog.
Women in Free Software
Miriam Ruiz moderated a discussion about Women in Free Software on IRC in the #linuxpreview channel. She has made slides available in Spanish.
Debian Project Leader Elections
Following up on last week's story about the Debian Project Leader Elections: Helen Faulkner and Martin Krafft will be chairing the IRC debate, during which this year's six candidates will be answering questions asked by the Debian community. Everybody is encouraged to send in suggestions.

Tuesday, 22 February 2005

Debian Women Bug Squashing Effort
Several Debian Women people were actively involved in the weekend BSP called by Frank Lichtenheld, and mentioned on the Debian Women mailing list. In addition to this, some DW people are becoming very involved in bugsquashing activities, notably Margarita Manterola, who has recently closed a great many bugs in the evolution package.
Mentoring Program
Helen Faulkner called for any more people who are interested in the mentoring program to contact her. As a result of this, several newcomers to the project have posted to the mailing list or joined the IRC channel. All these people are very welcome, and there is actually still space for a few more mentees, so any interested people are welcome to contact Helen.
Debian Project Leader Elections
Manoj Srivastava has announced that the nomination period will end this week. The Debian Constitution is certainly an interesting read for those who want to know more. We will keep you posted about the progress of the elections.

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