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The Linux Foundation are carrying out a survey on "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Open Source", and I know this is something and people (and opponents thereof!) on the Fedi have opinions on. So please boost and fill in.

Contributing to an evidence base may be a way of highlighting the problems and shaming people with money into doing something about them.

research.net/r/PZ9J8QN

Obligatory "nice". Which is probably part of toxic Open Source culture or something.

@diffrentcolours I gotta be honest, this feels like a bad faith move. These text boxes are tiny and it is very hard to fit anything of substance into them, least of all explanations. The multiple choice/ranking combined format has both the options "other" and "none of the above." There are yes-and-no questions with a third option for explaining, but it changes your selection to that option from yes or no. Wordings are vague or confusing. Orders are switched for questions with the same options.

@diffrentcolours This is either in bad faith or the Linux Foundation has no access to people trained to collect data in the form of surveys.

@marie_joseph @diffrentcolours Seeing what service they chose to host the survey it’s probably lack of access to experienced people. It looks a lot like “oops, survey software doesn’t allow us to set it up properly, must be a bug 🤷”

@lilletale @marie_joseph @diffrentcolours

🔘 No
🔘 Yes
🔘 If yes, please describe:

Seems like inexperience to me, too. At least they haven't made the classic "each radio button is in its own group, and they're all mandatory" mistake.

@diffrentcolours That survey was quick for me, glad to be nothing of value for the Linux Foundation because of my age. (joke)

@diffrentcolours theres something ironic in the saddest way about a survey about accessibility i struggle to use because its painfully inaccessible

im going to assume/hope its just incompetence on their part but... yeah.

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