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Open Source Isn't for Everyone (but it could be)

Ashe Dryden
February 20, 2014

Open Source Isn't for Everyone (but it could be)

The state of diversity in open source contributions is abysmal. With the number of female OSS contributors at a shockingly low 1.5% and other groups not even documented, we need to ask what we can be doing better as a community. We’ll discuss the barriers that people face contributing to our open source projects and what we can do to increase participation.

Ashe Dryden

February 20, 2014

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