It may suggest that being Mitchell Baker the head of Mozilla, there is no gender distribution issues within the open source community and Mozilla in particular.
It’s not the case however. Delphine LebÃ©del, a French Mozilla intern, explains: “The numbers I found astounded me: only 2% of women work in FLOSS communities, against more than 25% in proprietary software. In the development field, numbers are even lower: the percentage of Open Source women developers falls down to almost 1% (European Commission FLOSSPOL 2002-2005)”
To fix this, Mozilla has launched WoMoz, a new project that aims to increase the participation of women in open source projects: understanding why this gap exist, reaching, and making products and projects more attractive for women.
Also, the project now has a cool new logo, designed by Anamaria Stoica.