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Woman considers a play in a Go board

Feminist talk

When our work doesn't fit metrics: for another way to count women on Wikipedia

Posted Fri 4 Jun 2021 - 20:59 | 1,429 views

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

round of 7 diverse persons

Feminist talk

Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities

Posted Thu 29 Apr 2021 - 18:55 | 2,064 views

The code, although open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

Feminist talk

[COLUMN] Open software movements, open content, free culture: Where are the women?

Posted Tue 18 Apr 2017 - 11:31 | 8,942 views
The gender balance is far from equal even in progressive movements such as the free and open source software community, Mozilla user groups, and others. Despite all the rivers of ink that were written about the gender imbalance in these areas, the changes are slow to arrive.

In depth

Your presence as a political statement: the story of Coraline Ada

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 00:00 | 11,225 views
Interview with Coraline Ada Ehmke, best known for her exemplary work in setting up the Contributor Covenant - a code of conduct for open source projects. Coraline's life story is an inspiration for all those working for the rights of those marginalized, and their experience in free and open source software cultures. In this interview she describes the ways in which her transition has affected her...

Feminist talk

Women and internet freedom in East Africa

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 15:03 | 4,044 views
On March 8, International Women’s Day was marked across the world under the theme “Make It Happen.” The OpenNet Africa initiative, which monitors and promotes internet freedom in Africa, participated in a series of online discussions focused on women in the digital sphere.

Publication

APC Internet Rights Charter

Posted Wed 25 May 2011 - 14:52 | 5,235 views
First developed in 2001-2002 by APC members and partner organisations at Internet Rights workshops held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa and updated in 2006, the APC Internet Rights Charter enshrines the rights of people and organisations to use the internet freely, particularly in their work for social, economic and environmental justice. The Charter refers specifically to the internet...