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#1 2012-02-20 15:40:12

Meskarune
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Arch Women

There is a new project starting up called "Arch Women" Its a group for female Arch Linux users and the guys who support them. smile The main goal is to make the arch community easier for women to get involved in.

We've got a website up at http://archwomen.org
The site accepts contributions from anyone who would like to write an article.

twitter: http://twitter.com/archwomen

Come Join us on IRC for discussion and planning. We need lots of help and input from other arch users.

server: irc.freenode.net
/join #archlinux-women


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#2 2012-10-23 22:26:27

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Re: Arch Women

Fresh clean slate. smile

Please read their site before posting. Thanks.

(Older posts split to here.)

Edit: Clarification for newcomers - there used to be a huge discussion in this thread. It is now in TGN.


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#3 2012-10-23 23:28:33

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Re: Arch Women

Am i the only one who is a bit puzzled with all the Linux_(insert minority/group/religious cult/sexual preference/whatever)_ organizations and distributions. It feels like these people discriminate themselves on purpose. Like linux (or any distro for the matter) ever excluded someone.  hmm

Plus its the internet. Noone knows or cares about what you are.





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But we know for a fact that there are no girls on the internet tongue

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#4 2012-10-23 23:39:21

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Re: Arch Women

89c51 wrote:

Am i the only one who is a bit puzzled with all the Linux_(insert minority/group/religious cult/sexual preference/whatever)_ organizations and distributions. It feels like these people discriminate themselves on purpose. Like linux (or any distro for the matter) ever excluded someone.  hmm

Plus its the internet. Noone knows or cares about what you are.





PS.
But we know for a fact that there are no girls on the internet tongue

Bring this sort of discussion elsewhere, please.


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#5 2012-10-24 11:51:26

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Re: Arch Women

ngoonee wrote:
89c51 wrote:

...

Bring this sort of discussion elsewhere, please.

Especially if it has been exercized multiple times alone in this thread.

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#6 2012-10-24 15:54:25

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Re: Arch Women

The previous discussion was unproductive and about trivial, impertinent stuff. Arch Women has existed for over half a year. They have been engaged in several projects. Currently their focus is on two, Arch Linux Classrooms and Arch Linux Install Day. I hope future discussions are of what they have done, what they will do, and how people are willing to help. smile


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#7 2012-10-24 18:32:26

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Re: Arch Women

89c51 wrote:

Noone Ngoonee knows or cares about what you are.

Fixed that typo for ya.


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#8 2012-10-24 21:05:53

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Re: Arch Women

Judging people by gender is always bad (in non gender specific things).


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#9 2012-10-24 22:10:22

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Re: Arch Women

It's funny how often I have seen the comments about Linux minority groups.  I participate in the #archlinux IRC channel.  It's a minority group.  It's composed of Arch Linux users who have something in common:  they communicate using IRC.  I participate in Arch Women.  It's a minority group.  It's composed of Arch Users who have something in common:  they want to encourage women to participate in the Arch community.

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#10 2012-10-26 15:30:26

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Re: Arch Women

Good initiative! I wish you luck. BTW an Arch Linux woman role model that you might want to point out is Swedish Pirate Party's MEP Amelia Andersdotter, who is (or was?) an Arch linux user.

For those critical of special interest groups: Those groups are formed because people feel a need for them - who are you to define the needs of others?

Sorry about debating. Carry on...


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#11 2012-11-08 13:56:55

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Re: Arch Women

Hey, We have an Arch Linux Installation Day coming up on the 18th. If you know any chicks who might be interested, pass on the word! We also need people to come help answer questions. big_smile

Announcement is on our blog as well.


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#12 2012-11-08 14:09:26

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Re: Arch Women

Nice and interesting effort girls! smile

I've already dragged my girlfriend into Arch succesfully. Two years ago she was using Window$, then she tried Ubuntu, she liked it, but my custom DE was more attractive to her (at the time, an OpenBox session), so she asked me to teach her how to build her own GUI. She never looked back big_smile.

It's really just about open-mindness and patience.

Best of luck! I really appreciate what you girls are doing.


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#13 2012-11-30 11:06:41

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Re: Arch Women

Silex89 wrote:

Nice and interesting effort girls! smile

I've already dragged my girlfriend into Arch succesfully. Two years ago she was using Window$, then she tried Ubuntu, she liked it, but my custom DE was more attractive to her (at the time, an OpenBox session), so she asked me to teach her how to build her own GUI. She never looked back big_smile.

It's really just about open-mindness and patience.

Best of luck! I really appreciate what you girls are doing.

To add to what you said. Whenever I bring up computer-stuff in conversation, people not only intentively listen, they also are genuinely concerned and interested.

People are asking me things like, "I have ubuntu in a vm...what do you use and what do you like?" I say, "I use archlinux, you can turn it into what you want and it's great."

All other things being equal, they are being productive citizens of society, I stumbled on their website through serendipity like a month ago and whatever those people talking down on said about arch women were wrong.


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#14 2012-12-05 07:36:24

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Re: Arch Women

litemotiv wrote:
89c51 wrote:

Noone Ngoonee knows or cares about what you are.

Fixed that typo for ya.

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#15 2012-12-05 07:45:12

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Re: Arch Women

Computing needs more women.

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#16 2012-12-11 07:33:55

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Re: Arch Women

Oh snap! I get to be the one to say it!!! In this forum!

Happy Ada Lovelace day

Yay... I feel, eh. well, that was a fleeting feeling. Now I'm just a neck beard having coder in a basement again smile

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#17 2012-12-11 16:28:32

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Re: Arch Women

Sorry to see this site as down, best of luck.

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#18 2013-01-14 12:37:35

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Re: Arch Women

Go girls!! big_smile Good luck. But ur site looks bad at the moment.

Last edited by 6ng4n (2013-01-14 12:38:20)

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#19 2013-02-24 10:24:42

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Re: Arch Women

This sounds like a really cool idea to be honest. I don't know anyone personally who uses Linux everyday let alone Arch...and getting women into Linux/Arch is awesome.

It's a bit sad some people hacked the site, how long has it been down? Looks like over a month (last modified 23 jan i think?)

Is the project still running?

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#20 2013-02-24 19:49:53

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Re: Arch Women

The project is still running. Except for the front page and blog, the rest of stuff is up again. If you want to help or follow the progress, point your browser to http://redmine.archwomen.org.

Edit: Go to the main page. Redmine is no longer used.

Last edited by fsckd (2014-10-08 13:26:35)


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#21 2013-02-24 21:16:55

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Re: Arch Women

Just want to say that I love women and I wholly support this project! Ignore the haters!

Last edited by Cavedude (2013-02-24 21:17:59)

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#22 2013-02-24 22:03:12

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Re: Arch Women

Dito. It's funny if you follow Linus Torvalds on G+ whenever he makes a post it's a total sausage fest in the comments. 250 comments. All dudes.

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#23 2015-01-18 04:28:42

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Re: Arch Women

Arch Women's mailing list is back, courtesy of Arch Linux.  It's hard to believe, but not everyone loves IRC...

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