Boost logo

Boost :

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-06 14:46:51

"JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z" <joaquin_at_[hidden]> writes:


> Whatever the reason, it is a fact that women are severely
> misrepresented in the Boost community. If only from a practical
> point of view, we're somehow missing the opportunity to double
> our target market. If we work on the assumption that women are
> as valuable potential contributors as men are, then the only
> reasonable conclusion is that some aspects of the Boost culture
> are raising an unintentional entry barrier to that segment.
> We can just ignore the problem on the grounds of non-intrusiveness,
> or we can study the issue and see if we can improve things.

I doubt that it has much, if anything to do with aspects of Boost
culture, and rather has almost everything to do with the fact that the
vast majority of C++ programmers are men.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at