itcamefromschenectady: The article doesn't present any evidence about the racial makeup of open source contributors; since open source is global, the statistics for US developers are not going to be representative. NPR seems to think all programmers are in the US which is a very alien idea to anybody who works in the industry.
natazha: I don't know how open source could be any more male and white than commercial programming. In 38 years I never met a single black or Hispanic programmer. Most of the women were Chinese or from India and other than database developers, those were rare. I did have a black manager for a while, but he was a realtor not a programmer. Special buddy deal.
Rincewind53: itcamefromschenectady: Rincewind53: itcamefromschenectady: I don't think you're disagreeing with me. They generalized based on the US to the "Open Source Community" which is not just the US.Oh sure. Using statistics of GitHub and F/LOSS as a measure of the U.S. open source demographics isn't particularly valid, I'll agree.Wait, what? GitHub collects statistics on race of contributors?Apparently there was a survey.
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