Mujeres en Red
twitter
twitter


Inclusion, diversity and gender equality: Gender Dimensions of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

Yuwei Lin

Visitas: 1207    Enregistrer au format PDF   

Web of Yuwei Lin


The FLOSS development is responding to the ICT development in various ways. This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for mobile and collaborative work online), particularly regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS development. The focus of the essay is not only on the claims made by women in the existed FLOSS community about the tensions between male and female developers’ interests and ways of doings , but also on the current obstacles against bringing more women, who are not technically competent, to participate in the FLOSS development. This paper concludes with suggestions on how to create rules and resources and the creation of a common FLOSS space for both genders.The FLOSS development is responding to the ICT development in various ways. This essay describes and analyses challenges (societal and organisational) and advantages (e.g. new models for mobile and collaborative work online), particularly regarding gender issues, encountered in the recent FLOSS development. The focus of the essay is not only on the claims made by women in the existed FLOSS community about the tensions between male and female developers’ interests and ways of doings , but also on the current obstacles against bringing more women, who are not technically competent, to participate in the FLOSS development. This paper concludes with suggestions on how to create rules and resources and the creation of a common FLOSS space for both genders.

PDF - 635.3 KB


2005-08


Otros textos

Software Libre :
Mujeres y software libre

Quizás también te interese

Intentando GNU/Linux

Gracila Egurza cuenta de manera fantástica su camino personal en la opción (...)


Una informática con lenguaje no sexista

En inglés no parece que se plantee el problema pero cuando nos encontramos (...)


A Techno-Feminist Perspective on the Free/Libre Open Source Software Development

In this paper, I discuss the potential of free/libre open source software (...)


Desarrolladoras de software libre en un mundo de hombres

Ahora tanto Ruiz como Guerrero mantienen que la situación ha cambiado (...)


Visibilizando a las mujeres en el Software Libre. Grupos y nombres de mujeres comprometidas en proyectos.

En este texto encontraras un listado de mujeres y grupos de mujeres (...)


La ‘locura’ del software libre

Muchos logros históricos fueron considerados una locura antes de (...)


Incorporar la mirada de género al Software Libre, un reto para la democratización de la tecnología

Reflexionar sobre género y SL no significa sólo tener en cuenta si las (...)


1997 - 2014 Mujeres en Red. El periódico feminista