Damegender organised the Open Data Day event on 7 March 2023 at a coworking space in Argentina, where a presentation session on the concept of DameGender and Free Licences was conducted.
David Arroyo Menéndez led the presentation. The first presentation was about, “Towards an international and free dataset about name, gender and frequency”, where he highlighted how equality of gender is the fifth objective of sustainable development for the United Nations and how many gender studies count males and females based on their names, for instance, research papers, job positions, streets, etc.
He shared about the DameGender approach and how it allows us to measure the gender gap to students and academics interested in the phenomenon without costs and in a reproducible way so that more people will be contributing to fixing the gender gap.
A brief sharing of two Python packages; orig2.py and csv2jsonapirest.py was also done.
The second presentation was about Free licences, where the introduction of free licences was done based on their categories, types, and compatibility, which was also done by David Arroyo Menéndez. He started with a basic introduction and vocabulary related to free licences and then jumped into the definition, where he talked about Free Software and Open Source definition.
After the definition, a discussion about different categories of free licences was held. He shared the difference between Permissive Licences, Weakly Protective Licences, and Strongly Protective Licences. Different types of licences like BSD, MIT, Apache, Mozilla Public Licence, GPL, Affero GPL, etc were also introduced.
The session concluded with the sharing of the lesson around the need for documentation and free culture.