Promoting and Studying Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source

Apache Diversity and Inclusion is a project dedicated to understanding and promoting the diversity and inclusion of our open source communites at the Apache Software Foundation.

Our mission is to build equity in our community by developing tools and frameworks to foster inclusion and increase diversity in all phases of Apache projects.

We are guided by the values of respect, empathy, openness, patience, candor & dependability.

2025 Vision

Become the most equitable open source foundation in the world

What we have been doing

You can review our status, plans, and results in our published board reports.

Our Goals for the ASF

Short Term

Gather scientific data to diagnose current status of Diversity and Inclusion at the ASF.
Raise awareness in our community about the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in the business, and in the open source industry.
Have a measurable list of key indicators to track over time.

Medium Term

Instrument the Apache contributor funnel to establish a participation baseline for underrepresented groups.
Create a toolkit to address the top 3 entry barriers for new contributors from under represented groups.
Be the trusted, go-to partner for PMCs when it comes to D&I.

Long Term

Have committer on-boarding and retention plans, built with and agreed with the PMCs.
Improve the quality of Apache projects by increasing participation of at least one underrepresented group by 20% across all Apache projects.


The Apache Diversity community welcomes contributors who want to support our mission.

Mailing Lists


If you want to understand why diversity and inclusion are important, or want to philosophize with the community, this is the list for you.
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If you want to contribute to efforts such as mentoring Outreachy interns or coordinating survey administration, this is the list for you.
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