A Time for Action — Innovating for Diversity & Inclusion in Open Source Communities

Cross-posted to our Open Innovation Blog Another year, another press story letting us know Open Source has a diversity problem. But this isn’t news — women, people of color, parents, non-technical contributors, cs/transgender and other marginalized people and allies have been sharing stories of challenge and overcoming for years. It’s can’t be enough to count who makes[…]

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Escaping the economy of souls — starting with Facebook (in 4 steps)

“I think it’s time for a reclamation movement.” – Tim Wu author of The Attention Merchant in a talk at @ Mozilla Toronto last week A little over two months ago, I removed the web-warping, soul exploiting, goggles of a ‘free’ Facebook account — free as in guinea pig. I lost my best friend and partner to[…]

Designing Inclusive Events for Neurodiverse Participants

Wearing ear-protectors and thanks to a Disability Access Card, Violet enjoys Disneyland on her terms. In recent months, I interviewed a number of people about their experiences in Open Source, contributing at Mozilla and under a number of topics, which included ‘events’. “ Neurodiversity is the concept that humans don’t come in a one-size-fits-all neurologically “normal”[…]