We, the tech community thrive on open source.
When we use open source projects, we do not ask ourselves:
1. What kind of education contributors of the project have?
2. Can the contributors balance a binary tree or implement an LRU cache?
3. Can the open source folks design twitter?
We just take an open source project, and use it.
Why, when it comes to interviewing and hiring, we forget about it and jump into colonist mentality of looking for top of the class, most experienced, most this and most that talent? Why we forget to focus on the talent who gets the job done?
Everyday, we use open source software written possibly by the people who lack a lot of privileges, just to hire people who are privileged all around.