Re: Somehow I doubt it.
I think a cursory read of the comments about it would make sense, in particular, read the comments section:
"...The more relevant problem is that in gendered considerations, insider men receive less a lower acceptance rate than women. On the other side of the graph, gendered representations show no statistically significant difference, as Randal Olson points out.
In other words, the hypothesis is that gendered women are discriminated against, but what you actually show from looking at the graphs is that any gender identified person is discriminated against and you further show that men are more likely to be the recipient of this than women.
You're also missing an important piece about modern software practices: Most software now uses automated tests and profiling when someone submits a pull. Some go even further and even automate the pulling process, using Rultor or similar software to automate the merging process, no humans involved. ..."
This is a pre-print which to be honest, Reg is doing a dis-service to suggest this is anything more than an interesting possibility, which after reading the actual PDF, I came to the same conclusion as the comment on the site.
So if Reg actually gives a shit about this, and isn't just panning for sensation, we should see a updated article when/if the researchers actually can conclude something more definitive and peer reviewed.