Monday, June 1, 2009

Women in Open Source

The June issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The editorial theme this month is "women in open source" and the authors include:

Rikki Kite of Linux Pro Magazine discusses the editorial theme.

Cathy Malmrose, CEO of ZaReason, introduces women who make a variety of contributions to open source from all corners of the world. She also shares interviews with Belinda Lopez, Training Project Manager for Canonical; Brenda Wallace, well-know blogger from New Zealand; and Andreia Gaita, Mono/Moonlight developer from Portugal.

Cat Allman, Developer Relations Specialist for the Open Source Programs Office at Google, discusses Google's efforts to reach out to the F/LOSS community, and she talks about their efforts to mentor high school and college students through the Google Highly Open Participation Contest and Google Summer of Code (GSoC).

Angela Byron, Senior Web Consultant at Lullabot and former GSoC participant, explains how fostering a healthy community around open source projects leads to better code.

Emma Jane Hogbin, Web developer and consultant, shares her experience with giving back to the community and explains how it is helping her open source business expand and gain new revenue streams.

Audrey Eschright, developer for Elevated Code and co-chair of the Open Source Bridge conference, offers an example of how to organize an open source project to encourage community development, and she suggests some tools that can make collaboration easier.

Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, provides an overview of the community around the foundation and offers a look toward the future of the GNOME desktop environment.

Melanie Groves VonFange, an open source advocate, uses BSD as an example when looking at what role open source advocacy plays in increasing open source usage.

Selena Deckelmann, PostSQL specialist and co-chair of the Open Source Bridge conference, tells how the Portland open source community has increased participation by women and how other communities can benefit from their experiences.

Amanda McPherson, Vice President of Marketing and Developer Programs of the Linux Foundation, asks "So Are You a Contributor?". She also talks about Linux Foundation efforts to encourage a culture of inclusion.

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