NPR's CodeSwitch: Why Isn't Open Source A Gateway For Coders Of Color?

npr logoCode Switch LogoNPR picked up my article on The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community.

"Ashe Dryden, a blogger whose focus is diversity in tech spaces,noticed something very similar. After an influential tech entrepreneur wondered aloud on Twitter if open-source experience should be a requirement for all applicants to web development jobs, Dryden noted that the overwhelming majority of the most active users of GitHub — one of the most popular open-source code hosting services — were white guys. (That's only one data point, but there isn't a whole lot of hard data out there on race in the world of open source.)"

Read the full story on NPR's Code Switch.

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