Presented by

  • Georg Link

    Georg Link

    Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist with touchpoints and perspectives on DEI from his own marginalized identities including being a gay married man who fosters youths and lives as an immigrant in a different country from his upbringing. Georg co-founded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source project health. Georg has an MBA and a Ph.D. in Information Technology. Georg serves as the Director of Sales at Bitergia. In his spare time, Georg enjoys reading fiction and hot-air ballooning.

  • Sriram Ramkrishna

    Sriram Ramkrishna

    Sriram Ramkrishna is an over 20 year veteran in open source. Specializing specifically in open source communities - Sri has a solid track record in building rapport in existing communities, building new communities and meta communities. Sri has held roles from IT engineering roles to marketing and everything in between. Currently, Sri works at Intel as the community manager for oneAPI, an open standard, multi-architecture programming model that provides an open, industry driven alternative for writing AI and high performance computing on accelerators. In community work, Sri is the brain child behind Linux App Summit, a conference that brings developers from the desktop community, distributions, and third party developers to drive application development on the Linux platform. Sri also participates in the open compute project as a liaison between the open system firmware team and the sustainability team focusing on how to build sustainable platforms. Finally, Sri is really good at connecting people - if you need help with your project or need visibility, he loves helping out.


Join us for an unconference session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). For this session, we have no topics prepared because we are following an unconference format. This means that we will have participant-driven discussions. Participants can offer to host a small-group discussion on a topic they care about; no expertise is required, only personal experience and interest. After the small-group discussions, we will have report-outs to all participants to share what we learned with everyone. Everyone can participate to their level of comfort and is not required to share experiences or talk. This session is open to everyone.