Pick an Internet startup — Facebook, Zynga, Groupon — and chances are you’ll find open source software running on its servers (and an open source-savvy founder in the boardroom).

At the same time, women make up an estimated 2% of the open source community, far lower than the percentage of women in computing overall, estimated at around 20%.

If we want to increase the number of women founding Internet startups, it is imperative that we close the “gender gap” in open source software.
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