Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team
The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team encourages, supports, and enables DEI in the Fedora community. We work with the community to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to be a part of and contribute to the Fedora Project.
Inclusion is not about just being respectful to each other; it is also to make the community accessible to groups from under-represented, disabled and many other communities. DEI Resources page has valuable information for someone looking to learn more on the topic.
While the Fedora Project is open to contributions from everyone, our community stands strong on pillars of mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement. Please review the Fedora Code of Conduct for more information.
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The Fedora community empowers contributors from diverse backgrounds to speak up, participate, and lead. The DEI Team supports Fedora contributors in making inclusive spaces, both as active contributors including others or as new contributors making their start in the Fedora community.
The Fedora DEI Team empowers diverse Fedora contributors by organizing events that celebrate Fedora community members and by partnering with DEI communities in Fedora to sustain safe and inclusive spaces for connections. Through events and DEI communities in Fedora, the Fedora DEI Team is also a bridge to other open source communities and the larger FOSS ecosystem.
We track ongoing work through tickets.
The Fedora Women team is no longer active. However, as the aims of Fedora Women and Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team align with each other, the Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team has taken up to organize the Fedora Week of Diversity event, that aims to keep the goal of Fedora Women alive!
Fedora Women aims to nurture the involvement of women (cis and trans) and gender-queer people in Fedora and other Free and Open Source Software projects. In addition, this community aims to bring awareness of contributions by women/non-binary in the Fedora Project. Regardless of one’s gender, Fedora Women welcomes anyone who supports women’s involvement in Fedora.
The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team organizes and supports a variety of events with an aim of fostering diversity, equity, 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 Free and Open Source projects and communities. If you are interested in working with us to organize events in your local community, reach out to our team. We are always looking for new collaborators.
In 2015/2016, the Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team drafted a demographic survey. This was intended to be a tool to better understand the demographics of the Fedora community. However, due to data storage concerns and GDPR, the Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team did not launch this survey. It is retained here for historical purposes. The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team hopes our research and work may be useful for other Open Source communities and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programmes.
The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team uses the following communication platforms:
The Discourse forum is best for asynchronous communication. This means it is best for questions or topics that someone may respond to later. It is better for longer, threaded discussions.
The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team Matrix room is best for synchronous communication. This means it is best for quick feedback, like a conversation. It is helpful for real-time discussions or getting someone’s attention more quickly. For convenience, the Matrix room is also bridged to an IRC channel on the LiberaChat network:
- LiberaChat IRC web chat
The Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team holds a bi-weekly meeting over a Jitsi call to review on-going work and determine next steps on current work. The meeting format is intended to be quick updates and long discussion. It is a good opportunity to say hello and meet other members of the team in real-time while seeing how we work.
If you are interested in attending or chairing our meetings, see the meeting guide for more information.
Are you willing to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Fedora community?
Are you part of a local hackerspace, Linux User Group (LUG), or STEM community?
Are you involved in Open Source projects beyond Fedora?
If you said YES to one or more points above, you are at the right place! Our team always looks forward to working with folks from diverse backgrounds. We believe everyone can bring value to our goal in one way or the other.
See how to get involved with us to start your journey with the Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Team.
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