After posting the possible introduction chapter to a book on the Cabbage Tree Method to a list full of Open Source luminaries, I got some great feedback, but I was also ridiculed by some and called racist by a couple of others. The racism allegation was in response to my statement that in open source I have observed “the dominant power being held by white men who know how to code.”
Amazing the reactions you get from pointing out the obvious and very lightly advocating a reasoned alternative to the current models of open source projects.
So, I’m reading a little about diversity in Open Source. Some great materials I am currently pondering include:
You will note from the first link that there is some suggestion that women, for example, constitute only 1.5% (max 10%, its unclear) of open source project contributors.