The Post-Meritocracy Manifesto


Source: Coraline Ada Ehmke

In this article, the author proposes a different set of values and principles in open source software development. Meritocracy is a founding principle of the open source movement, and the ideal of meritocracy is perpetuated throughout our field in the way people are recruited, hired, retained, promoted, and valued. What does a post-meritocracy world look like? It is founded on a core set of values and principles, an affirmation of belonging that applies to everyone who engages in the practice of software development.