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Berlin Declaration: Women Claiming the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 2,897 views
The declaration drafted by the participants in the European/North American Regional Conference on Gender and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), assembled in Berlin on 11 September 2005.

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Free/Libre and open source software: survey and study FLOSS

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,983 views
This document forms the final report for the FLOSS project. <br /><br /><p><br /><br />The Project objectives were remedy the lack of information on Free/Libre/Open Source Software starting at the very beginning: by conducting surveys to generate a unique base of primary data on Free/Open Source Software usage and development; identifying indicators to measure value...

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

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,744 views
This paper tries to analyse the FLOSS development from a <br /><br />"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...

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Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,175 views
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and...

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EU survey on free and open source software

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,662 views
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.

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The consequences of the sex industry in the European Union (draft report)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 4,217 views
This European Parliament draft report to the vast expansion of the sex industry world wide; it highlights the sex industry's use of all types of information communication systems and emphasises link between the sex industry pornography and trafficking in women, prostitution and other violations women's human rights. The report calls for specific measures, such adoption of national...

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e-Living: Life in a Digital Europe (IST-2000-25409)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 3,542 views
Final e-Living project report. The material in this report examines the use of ICTs by age, gender, educational and working groups.

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Roma Information Project: The Roma Women's Movement Takes on Technology

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:25 | 4,515 views
Roma women thoughts regarding the Open Society Institute and the Advocacy Project carried out Roma information Project (RIP). The goal of the project was to introduce a selected number of Roma women organisation in Central and Easter Europe to information technology.

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Report on Women in the New Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:24 | 4,437 views
The report on women in the new Information Society highlights that the public debate on the impact of the new technologies has so far ignored the gender dimension. It calls on measures intended to include women in all sectors of the new ICT, to fully involve women in planning anddecision-making on policies and management and to encounter stereotyped attitudes to ICT in education and vocational...

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She figures 2003

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:24 | 4,169 views
The "She Figures 2003" report provides a detailed statistical analysis of women's participation in all aspects of science (education, employment, and research), existing gender differences across scientific fields and gender equality in setting the scientific agenda.