The 2021 Linux Foundation Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Source - Linux Foundation
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Abstract: Study after study reveals that diversity in participation produces better outcomes and more robust technologies—that diverse communities are simply stronger communities. For communities to continue evolving for the better, we need to improve our collective understanding in DEI, studying the current state, and what types of collective efforts lead to better outcomes.
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4urte bat

Diversity is nice and it’s unfortunate we live in a world where companies have to even make announcements like this. The controversy in these comments alone show the sad state of this whole “issue-that-shouldnt-be-one-but-it-is-because-humans-suck.”

Unfortunately most of the time it’s just platitudes and patting each other on the back without actually addressing any problems.

@Itookmyprozac@lemmy.ml
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urte bat

Hey! Our name is “Linux Foundation”. Let’s focus on something else because why not!?

We have $177 million so spending “just 3.4% of our money on Linux” is enough, don’t you think, guys? Guys?

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9urte bat

Such a dumb criticism of the foundation. Their stated goal is to “standardize Linux and support open source development”. So yeah, they support open source projects aside from Linux, who would’ve thunk it? And the Linux kernel doesn’t seem to suffer from a lack of funding.

@dragnucs@lemmy.ml
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1urte bat

They don’t care about Linux for a long time now. They don’t even use Linux.

@0x90@lemmy.ml
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Why focusing on meritocracy to produce a better result, when you can politicize technologies and focus on people feelings, sexuality, propaganda, that sure will help to select the best engineers.

@glorpster@feddit.de
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9urte bat

Because to claim that real world systems come even close to being a meritocracy is an illusion. You can’t fix systemic inequalities and discrimination without, well, addressing them.

Kino Eye ☭
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5urte bat

Baffling that the suggestion that maybe minorities being harassed/made to feel unsafe in the workplace might influence their performance and therefore the quality of open source software is so controversial.

Let me guess, you’re a white dude. We have the luxury of being able to ignore “politics”. For other people their existence is a political question and affects every aspect of their life. Maybe we should do something about that. But what do I know I’m just a snowflake who is offended by everything, right?

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