Are there any women with projects on CodePlex?


I’m sitting here looking at women’s swag apparel wondering how many women we have as project owners on CodePlex (or who work on CodePlex projects).  I remember talking to a handful of women at TechEd regarding CodePlex, but i don’t recall anyone working on a project or owning a project.

I found this FLOSS research study that states…

We proposed to study the role of gender in free/libre/open source software (F/LOSS) communities because an earlier EC study (Ghosh et al 2002, 2005) revealed a significant discrepancy in the proportion of men to women. It showed that just about 1.5% of F/LOSS community members were female at that time, compared with 28% in proprietary software (NSF 2004)

Of course, these studies are several years old, so the numbers could be different today.  If someone knows of a more recent study, let me know.  Also, i’m not sure what “community members” are defined as, but it seems to imply those who are involved in a project in some way, whether owner, developer, or contributor.

With over 5,000 projects on CodePlex now, if we do the math (5000 * .015), we get 75 projects that have women working on it in some way.

Any women out there?  Let me know!

Comments (6)

  1. kalerab says:

    Sorry, but this is very stupid post … How many of us (men developers) are good mothers?

  2. Not on Codeplex, but I’ve published a couple of freeware tools with source code on CodeProject in the past.

    I actually have another to put up there in the near future. 🙂

  3. mikomiko says:

    to kalerab : A stupid response to a stupid post.

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