Encouraging Diversity in Open Source (and organizing…)

Q: How do you go about ensuring diversity in an open development project? If all comers are welcome…

The same way any diversity effort happens, I think. Outreach, specifically asking people to engage, having prominent community members whose identities are clear.

Q: That’s interesting. Is that, in your view, an ethos that's coming from the White House?

It was more about what I saw as the failings of the tech industry where people would excitedly say, “You can get people to contribute to an open source app just by giving them t-shirts!” And the choice of t-shirts are men’s medium or large.

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