Diversity and inclusion in Fedora

The goal of our team is to encourage diversity and inclusion in the Fedora community.By inclusion, we mean to create a comfortable environment to encourage and empower everyone to be part of the community. Inclusion is not about just being respectful to each other anymore! It is to make the community accessible to groups from underpresented, disabled and many other communities. While the Fedora Project is open to contributions from everyone, our community stands strong on pillars of mutual respect, tolerance and encouragement. Please checkout our code of conduct for more information.

To get a sneak peak of the Fedora community, check out Flock to Fedora-2019 that happened at Budapest!

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

Goals

The Fedora D&I team strives to enhance diversity and inclusion by focusing on some of the efforts mentioned below:

Join

If you’d like to help out, please send an introduction to the mailing list and introduce yourself in IRC. You can also join the conversation on Telegram bridge to IRC here.

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

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

Current Projects

We track our ongoing work and action items in Pagure.

Fedora Women

The Fedora Women team is no longer active or maintained. However, as the aims of Fedora Women and Fedora D&I team align with each other, the D&I team has taken up to organize Fedora Women’s Day event, that aims to keep the goal of Fedora Women alive!

Fedora Women aims to nurture the involvement of women (cis and trans) and genderqueer 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.

Join Fedora Women community at IRC Freenode on #fedora-women channel. Subscribe to the Fedora Women mailing list for latest updates.

Events

Fedora Diversity and Inclusion team organizes and supports a variety of events with an 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.

Demographic Survery

The demographic-survery.adoc was launched to understand demographics of the Fedora Community.

While the D&I Team is no longer actively working on this survey due to data collection and storage concerns (i.e. G.D.P.R.), it is retained for historical purposes. The team hopes our research and work may be useful for other Open Source communities and Diversity & Inclusion programmes.

Get Involed With Us

  • Are you willing to help us with enhancing diversity and inclusion Fedora community?

  • Are you part of a local hackerspace, Linux User Group(LUG) or STEM community?

  • Are you involved in open source project beyond Fedora?

If you said YES to one or more points above,then 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.

If you are interested in working with us, please checkout how to get involved with us to start your journey with our team!

Meeting Guide

Meetings of the D&I team are held every other Thursday in #fedora-diversity channel at 14:00 UTC. If you are interested in attending or chairing our meetings, checkout our meeting guide for information.

Policy

We follow lazy approval method! Checkout decision-process.adoc to know more about our decision making process. s