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GNOME outreach programme attracts 25 women

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Twenty-five women have been accepted for participation in the GNOME-led Outreach Programme for Women which runs from January 2 to April 2, according to a media release from the GNOME Foundation.

These women will undertake internships with various companies and projects such as Deltacloud, Fedora, GNOME, JBoss, Mozilla, Open Technology Institute, OpenITP, OpenStack, Subversion and Wikimedia.

The money for the program comes from the participating organisations and also Google, Red Hat, Rackspace and Elego.

The programme has helped the GNOME Project to markedly increase the participation of women; at its 2012 GNOME Users and Developers European Conference (GUADEC), 17 per cent (41) of the attendees were women. At the 2009 GUADEC, only six women (4 per cent of attendees) were present.

Also, in a recent survey of free software newcomers to 12 organisation, GNOME rated highest with 50 per cent of the responders being women. The highest percentage from any other organisation was 15; collectively the other 11 organisations had only 6 per cent of women responders.

Seven of the internships are being sponsored by Red Hat - three for its own Fedora Project, and one each for Deltacloud, GNOME, JBoss and OpenStack.

GNOME is one of the most popular desktop environments for Unix systems; it was started in 1997 by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. The GNOME Foundation is a body dedicated to supporting GNOME.

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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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