Feminist reflection on internet policies

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Strategic Use and FOSS

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

Lin, Yuwei
Lin, Yuwei on 1 September, 2005
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This paper tries to analyse the FLOSS development from a
"techno-feminist" perspective (Wajcman 2004). Staying away from a reductionism that simplifies the gender issue in the FLOSS community to the level of a fight between men and women, the issues I attempt to address include not only the inequality that women face in computing, but also other inequalities that other users face mainly emerging from
the power relationships between expert and lay (namely, developer and user) in software design. Instead of splitting women and men in the FLOSS development, this analysis helps motivate both men and women to work together, reduce the gender gap

, and improve the disadvantaged
statuses of women and a wider users community in the FLOSS development.

Information society: promoting financial mechanisms with a gender equity perspective

Mayela Freyre Valladolid
Mayela Freyre Valladolid on 7 September, 2005 · Global
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This document is intended to describe the funding strategies of the Information Society knowledge-based society. Style Information: n/a

(IS) that are currently under discussion at the preliminary meetings of the World Summit on the Information SocietySource: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">i (WSIS) – Second Phase, which will be held in November 2005 and, from a gender perspective, to tie them into the commitments undertaken through the Goals of the Millennium, the Beijing Action Platform and Funding for Development, among others.

Gender & FLOSS, Asia Source Tech Camp

Jac, Niklas, Maheen, Cheekay & Qaisar
Jac, Niklas, Maheen, Cheekay & Qaisar on 4 February, 2005
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This statement on Gender and Free/Libre & Open Source Softwarefree and open source software.">i (F/LOSS) was written by participants of a session on Gender & F/LOSS at the Asia Source Tech Camp, held in Bangalore on 28th January - 4th February, 2005. The Statement looks at gender in the context of the camp, with an aim to inform planning of similar F/LOSS workshops in the future.

Communication in Movement

ALAI - Agéncia Latinoamericana de Información
ALAI - Agéncia Latinoamericana de Información on 20 July, 2005
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communication democratization, strategic communication, strategic use of ICTs, social movements and the media.
“Communication in Movement”, a new publication of ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), examines the complex relations between social movements and communication.


EU survey on free and open source software

Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology on 17 June, 2005
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In 2002, MERIT/Infonomics at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, carried out the FLOSS developer survey supported by the European Union. This was the first survey that provided deep insights in the international FLOSS community, its divisions, its diversity of beliefs, and its functioning.

Gender and ICTs for development: A global source book

Five case studies illustrate the different contexts facing gender and ICTsGenderIT.org">i for development, including e-commerce

in Bhutan, entrepreneurship by women workers in China, post-war communication using radio and ICTs in Sierra Leone, sustainable fisheries production in Ghana, and information exchange related to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

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

Yuwei Lin
Yuwei Lin on 30 May, 2005 · Global
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Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS); Women-centred design; Women in a Know;gender inclusion; the gender digital divide; gender-biased languages in software documentariesledge-Based Society
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 paper concludes with suggestions on
how to create rules and resources and the creation of a
common FLOSS space for both genders.

The International Sex Trade and the Internet: Partners in Crime

The module explores the symbiotic relationship between the Interneti and the international sex industry, the laws and regulations relating to it, and the ways how groups and communities have been using technology to combat trafficking and explore options for and objections to regulating the Web's content.

Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT)

on 28 February, 2005
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The Women's Electroninic NetworkingThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">i Training (WENT) promotes the use of information and communication technologySource: APC">i to enhance women's role and capacity in social and policyi advocacyThe American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">i.

Report from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women

Christina Haralanova , Maria Velichkova
Christina Haralanova , Maria Velichkova on 22 February, 2005
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The report is based on the experience from the ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs
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