Linux Foundation Continues to Emphasize Diversity and Inclusiveness at Events


This has been a pivotal year for Linux Foundation events. Our largest gatherings, which include Open Source Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Open Networking Summit, and Cloud Foundry Summit, attracted a combined 25,000 people from 4,500 different organizations globally. Attendance was up 25 percent over 2016.

Over the past few years, one of our core objectives has been to work with projects and communities to promote diversity and inclusiveness in open source. We’re relentlessly focused on this not only because more diverse teams make smarter decisions and generate better business results, but because they create more productive open source projects. Most important, we think supporting diversity and inclusiveness in open source is simply the right thing to do.

While there’s still progress to be made, we’ve made remarkable headway at our events this year. Here are a few of our initiatives:

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