Diversity & Inclusiveness

The Linux Foundation is Deeply Committed to Diversity and Inclusiveness

The power of collaboration is greater when many different perspectives are included. The Linux Foundation works to create supportive and welcoming communities across all of our 100+ open source projects, and we urge all members of the open source community to conduct themselves with appropriate professionalism and respect in accordance with our Code of Conduct.

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Diversity and Inclusion at the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is also committed to diversity and inclusivity our own teams.

Women comprise 51% of our workforce of 182

vs. 36% of the U.S. tech industry

Women make up 50% of our executive team

vs. 20% of U.S. tech executives

6 of 22 board members, or 27%, are women

vs. Fortune 1000 average of 20%

Diversity Scholarships

The Linux Foundation provides hundreds of scholarships to women and others from underrepresented communities worldwide to attend our events every year.

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Event Support and Sponsorship

One of the many important contributions the Linux Foundation makes to the community is facilitating and supporting opportunities for the face-to-face collaboration necessary to spark new ideas and advance open source technologies. All of our events are designed to be welcoming places that encourage and support the diversity and inclusion of ideas, technologies, and most importantly, people.


Inclusive Speaker Training

We have developed an Inclusive Speaker Orientation in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). It is freely available to anyone online, and we request that all of our event speakers take it. Nearly 1,400 people have taken this orientation course designed to provide essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging, and other communications. The Linux Foundation has also hosted Ada Initiative Allies workshops at our events to train people free of charge on diversity and inclusion issues and the sensitivity needed in our communities.

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Free Training

The Linux Foundation provides free training to women and underrepresented communities to support career development. More than 100,000 women have taken our free, Massive Online Open Courses (MooCs) in partnership with edX.

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