Grrls-only is a women-only list for general purpose discussion related to Linux. Grrls-only is a good place to find female mentors and role models in the Linux field, ask technical questions you're afraid to ask anywhere else, and generally provide that "I'm not the only one!" feeling. If you are female, interested in Linux, and looking for a peer group, grrls-only might be the answer.
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This list used to be used to teach Linux kernel development, but we've now started two separate lists (open to all and publicly archived), Programming, and Techtalk. The kernel hacking lessons are available in web form here . Kernel-related questions are still on-topic, of course.
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