Diversity and inclusion in Fedora

Welcome to the documentation site for the Fedora D&I Team!

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; it is to make the community accessible to groups from under-represented, 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 review the Fedora Code of Conduct for more information.

Want to know more about the Fedora Community and our work? Meet the Fedora Community in Maria "tatica" Leandro’s Flock to Fedora 2019 video from Budapest.

A Fedora Podcast interview also 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).

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

What we do

We track on-going work in Pagure tickets.

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The Fedora Women team is no longer active or maintained.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 Free and 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 Survey

In 2015/2016, the D&I 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 G.D.P.R., the D&I Team did not launch this survey. It is retained here for historical purposes. The team hopes our research and work may be useful for other Open Source communities and Diversity & Inclusion programmes.

Where to find Fedora D&I Team

The Fedora D&I team uses the following communication platforms:

Mailing list

{MAILING-LIST}[{MAILING-LIST}]

IRC channel

#fedora-diversity on Freenode IRC

Matrix room

#fedora-diversity:matrix.org

Telegram group

@fedoradiversity

The {MAILING-LIST}[mailing list] 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 D&I IRC channel, Matrix room, and Telegram group are bridged together. They are 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.

First time using IRC? Look into Element (formerly Riot), a free and open source client that is compatible with various IRC networks. Element also keeps you connected to IRC even when you are not connected to the Internet.

Meetings

The Diversity and Inclusion team generally meets every other week on Thursdays at 14:00 UTC in #fedora-diversity. See the Fedocal meeting event for more info. Meeting logs are available via Meetbot

If you are interested in attending or chairing our meetings, see the meeting guide for more information.

Get involved with the D&I Team

  • Are you willing to enhance diversity 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 D&I Team.