My team and I are building a project proposal to remotely embed expert talent (such as developers, project managers, documentation leads, etc.) who live in radically different environments than, say western democracies, with open source security/privacy tools. The goal is to improve the capacity of the tool development team, which are often a loose collection of volunteers or 1-2 developers, while also increasing the diversity of backgrounds represented in the tool dev process.
We intend to leverage the CHAOSS framework to help identify specific areas of improvement to focus on, and would love to learn from the existing work already done in improving diversity in tech.
I’d welcome feedback (have you tried something similar? Are there other programs doing this already?), thanks!