Open Source, Closed Doors? FOSS and the Racial Divide


FOSS fans are no strangers to difficult topics, and for proof one need look no further than the ongoing sexism controversy that has been debated so many times in every bar and watering hole of the Linux blogosphere. Recently, however, one came up that’s enjoyed far less prominence — at least since Linux Girl began keeping track lo these many years ago. “Why Isn’t Open Source a Gateway for Coders of Color?” was the title of the post that brought the issue to light last week, and it’s generated more than a little discussion among Linux fans.

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