Over 5% of Ubuntu Members are women. Rock and Roll.

I am delighted to see that over 5% of Ubuntu Members are women. That is 5% of active contributors who have performed significant and sustained contributions are women. For the full scoop, read Lyz’s post.

I just want to offer my congratulations to the awesome Ubuntu Women team for all their hard work. It was also great to see the team’s continued hard work and participation at the most recent Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Diversity is something we always strive for in Ubuntu, both in terms of welcoming all people of gender, color, background, or (dis)ability, as well as welcoming a diverse range of skills that bring personal satisfaction to contributors as well as value to Ubuntu and Free Software, be it code, packaging, documentation, translations, advocacy, or anything else. Diversity is never a solved problem, it is always a state that we strive for in which anyone with any skill from any demographic feels welcome, empowered, and inspired by Ubuntu and our ethos.

I just want to offer major props to Elizabeth Krumbach, Melissa Draper, Amber Graner, Laura Czajkowski, Leigh Honeywell, Penelope Stowe, Mackenzie Morgan, Valorie Zimmerman, and the many others who have supported and helped Ubuntu Women to help improve how accessible and welcoming Ubuntu is to women.

  • http://theeternaluniverse.blogspot.com/ Joseph Smidt

    I’m sure this is worthy of praise, I really am. But for most entities out there, only 5% women actually looks bad. For example in a typical physics department at an American university there is often ~30% women and physics departments are criticized.

    So… congratulations on 5%, even though that is probably on the order of your statistical error of “active” members. :)

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  • Jimbo

    If only it was 10X that amount :-/

  • http://linuxgrandma.blogspot.com Valorie Zimmerman

    Thanks for the props, Jono! Jimbo, we don’t need 50%, really. About 30% seems to be the other side of the chasm of equality and the perception of normality. We’ll get there, eventually.

  • unnamedplayer

    However, according to Alan Bell a decrease in growth.

  • someone

    Shame these women aren’t also involved in the Debian Women project and the Debian project.

  • indijan

    It’s a start. We ‘re are the girls. Maybe we need a Wubuntu :-)