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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Fri, 20 May 2016 00:06:18 GMT
On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 8:17 AM, Sharan Foga <> wrote:
> Hi All
> I'm interested in finding out how we could encourage more women to
> participate on Apache projects. It's a discussion topic that came up last
> week while I was at Apachecon. My understanding is that we don't have any
> current strategies in place so I think it could be good to look at gathering
> some ideas about how to tackle the problem and also hear about any lessons
> learned from any previous or similar strategies.
> What do people think?

One thing that individual projects can do is affirm the ASF Code of
Conduct on their websites.

I'd suggest that anybody who feels like scratching this itch JFDI,
using the CouchDB language as a template. Don't ask permission first
and don't sweat the wording, just update the website -- because the
Code of Conduct already applies across all Apache projects. If people
feel like iterating on the wording later, that's fine -- but get
something up there to start with.

And then, once it's up, it would be great to hear back on this list about it. :)

Marvin Humphrey

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