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Issue 25 by Anonymous Author on August 11th, 2015
Despite our mythologies of open source as a flat, accessible, democratic model for software development, the way we lead our open source groups consistently proves otherwise.
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Issue 21 by Coraline Ada Ehmke on May 19th, 2015
Is it enough to be measured by the quality of our code alone?
A pile of golden, generic tokens.
Mental Illness and Disability by Aurynn Shaw on August 11th, 2014
Forcing people to live in fear shows nothing but a cruel disregard of their lives.
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Open Source by Noah Slater on July 21st, 2014
As the diversity in tech movement gains traction, open source faces an identity crisis.
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Abuse by Anonymous Author on April 28th, 2014
What does it mean to have success socializing at hot-ticket events if you can't get past the front door of them?
A group of five young men, posing awkwardly in front of a small backyard swimming pool. All are wearing collared shirts. One man wears a professor style blazer, with elbow patches, another has a Patagonia fleece vest.
Mythology by Shanley Kane on March 17th, 2014
They work together in concert, and in practice, function to exclude and marginalize minorities in tech.