Linux Foundation Launches Diversity and Inclusion Project

The Linux Foundation has launched the Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion (SDDI) project to increase diversity and inclusion in software engineering by examining and promoting  best practices from research and industry.

"While there are a variety of important diversity and inclusion initiatives in the technology industry, none are focused on increasing diversity across categories—race, gender, age and cognitive ability—in software engineering and informed by science and research," said Kate Stewart, senior director of strategic programs at Linux Foundation.

SDDI will include a steering committee and working groups that explore, evaluate and promote best practices from research and industry to increase diversity and inclusion in software engineering. Founding contributors include Comcast, Facebook, GitHub, Intel, VMware, and others.