Today I'm writing this post to ask for help with the FOSS-LGBT group. Currently it's still very small and unstructured, and I would like to take the necessary steps to change that.
Currently, I am looking for people that are interested in acting as ChanOps on our IRC channel (#fosslgbt on irc.freenode.net)
If interested, please send me (DeadSuperHero) a message on IRC, identica, or Fossunet. Or just shoot me an email for (iliketowritestuff) at GMAIL (dot) com
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hi, folks. I'd like to welcome you to the FOSS LGBT blog. You may be wondering: What is FOSS LGBT?
For quite some time now, there has been an effort to include women into the FOSS community via projects such as Debian Women, Ubuntu Women, LinuxChix, the Association for Women in Computing, and others. This is a fantastic effort, with a lot of progress being made in the past few years alone. As a result, many female techies that otherwise wouldn't be here have crawled out of the woodwork and revealed themselves.
This is fantastic, however, there is still a very small percentage of visible LGBT users in the FOSS community. This effort is to try and band together under the FOSS LGBT flag and be an active voice in the FOSS community. In short, this initiative is for LGBT people in the FOSS community, and the people that love and support them as well.
Anyways, this is all very much a work-in-progress. I'm running this on Blogger for now, but if the community grows I'll look into setting up a full web site!
Connect with Us!
Feel free to join the group on
-IRC! (#fosslgbt on irc.freenode.net)
Future plans include:
-Setting up a Mailing List (Any tips on how to do this efficiently?)
-Possibly setting up a forum.
We're always open to suggestions! :D