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Open Source, Closed Doors? FOSS and the Racial Divide

“This is tricky,” began Slashdot blogger yagu, for example. “Without overgeneralizing, many people of color are fighting issues bigger than open source, at least for their personal reasons. As a demographic economically depressed, working for ‘free’ probably doesn’t light a fire for those trying to earn a baseline living.”

Add to that the cost of equipment, software and easy Internet access — things that are not as expensive as they used to be but are still factors to be considered when resources are modest, yagu pointed out.