Diversity and inclusion in Fedora

The Fedora Project welcomes and encourages participation by everyone. Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we work to help each other live up to these principles. Please, refer to our Code of Conduct for more information. The Fedora Diversity and Inclusion team (Fedora D&I team) is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the Fedora community.

You can watch our recent video showcasing the Fedora community here.

Infographic with statistics about Fedora Women’s Day since 2016. Created by Smera Goel.

Goals

The goal of this initiative is to help foster diversity and inclusion in the Fedora community. The Fedora D&I team works towards this goal by focusing on efforts including (but not limited to):

  • Creating content and organizing events to spread awareness about diversity within Fedora and outside the Fedora community.

  • Supporting community building and engagement activities to foster inclusion.

  • Coordinating with Fedora SIGs and subprojects to futher foster diversity and inclusion in the community.

  • Supporting programs committed to building diversity and inclusion in Free and Open Source Software communities.

Fedora Podcast gives further insight into the purpose, objective and working process of the team in a huge community project. The podcast has interesting conversations between the members of D&I team and Eduard Lucena (@x3mboy).

Current Projects

We are tracking our ongoing work and action items here in Pagure.

Fedora Women

Fedora Women aims to foster involvement of women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software.

Events

Fedora Diversity and Inclusion team organizes and supports a variety of events with the aim of fostering diversity and inclusion in Fedora community. Our key focuses are to engage, empower, and celebrate the contributions of women, LGBT+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities in open source projects and communities. If you are interested in working with us to organize events in your local community, send us an email. We are always looking for new collaborators.

Meetings

The Diversity and Inclusion team generally meets bi-weekly in #fedora-diversity at 14:00 UTC on Thursdays. Calendar information about our upcoming meetings can be found at: here. Meeting logs are available at Meetbot

Get in touch with us

Are you an individual contributor who wants to help us shape diversity and inclusion in the Fedora community? Are you a part of a local hackerspace, LUG or STEM community? Are you involved in open source project beyond Fedora? Did you say YES to any one of these? Diversity efforts require that we work with all parts of Fedora. We feel that everyone can bring in valuable inputs to this conversation. We have diverse and flexible contribution opportunities available for everyone.

  • If you’d like to help out, please introduce yourself on our Diversity & Inclusion mailing list.

  • You can join the conversation via IRC #fedora-diversity on Freenode. We also have a Telegram bridge to IRC here.

  • We are especially looking for other open source projects and local communities to share resources and collaborate together. Please get in touch via the above mentioned ways or open a new ticket here.

  • Feel like you don’t have much time to contribute? Subscribe to our Diversity & Inclusion mailing list to receive updates about our work.