Linux Foundation Launches 2021 Open Source Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

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Linux Foundation Research and its partners are assessing the state of diversity equity and inclusion DEI within open source communities. The purpose of this research is to understand the demographics and dynamics concerning overall contributor participation and to identify gaps to be addressed as a means to advancing inclusive cultures within these environments.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion are core values of the Linux Foundation and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our communities for the benefit of their contributors. Our initiatives include DEI efforts across our global events training and open source member programs. For example we founded the Inclusive Naming Initiative November 2020 with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and we began awarding training scholarships with TransTech Spring 2021 for qualified LGBTQ individuals.

This research aims to drive data-driven decisions on future programming and interventions to benefit the people who use and develop open source technologies. The survey results will enable greater understanding of the people who use and develop open source technologies within the Linux Foundation and its partner communities.

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