I assume that there is a lack of socio-economic and language diversity in Free Software projects. I’m under the impression that most contributors of a software project share the same socio-economic background and the same language. The projects I contribute to use English most of the time. A a survey from 2017 contains questions regarding the socio-economic background but the data was not summarized.
- What is the highest level of formal education that you have completed?
- What is the highest level of formal education that either of your parents completed?
- How old were you when you first had regular access to a computer with an internet connection?
- Where did you first have regular access to a computer with internet connection?
I suspect it would show that most people are educated and grew up with educated parents and had access to computers early in their life.
This is all speculations on my part and maybe observing the facts will show I’m mistaken. But if I’m not, I wonder if it would be a good idea to translate the fedeproxy textual content to another language and vice versa and therefore encourage participation from people who are not comfortable using English. The idea is derived from early conversations with @misc and @pilou as well as trying to figure out the contribution pattern of a project hosted on both GitHub and Gitee.