Fedora Diversity Advisor

The Fedora Diversity Advisor acts as a source of support and information for all contributors and users, especially those from underrepresented populations, so that issues of inclusion and equity can be discussed and addressed with the planning of multiculturalism and comfort. The Fedora Diversity Advisor will lead initiatives to assess and promote equality and inclusion within the Fedora contributor and user communities, and will develop project strategy on diversity issues. The Diversity Advisor will also be the point of contact for Fedora’s participation in third-party outreach programs and events.

Current Diversity Advisor

Picture of Justin W. Flory (he/him)

Justin W. Flory (he/him) first joined the Fedora Project in August 2015. He was a founding member of the CommOps team, Diversity & Inclusion team, and Mindshare Committee. You can read more about his Fedora activities on his website.

Justin is most passionate about the Fedora Community. Throughout his time in the Fedora Community, Justin appreciates that one of the most unique aspects of Fedora is its diversity. He was inspired to contribute to the Diversity & Inclusion Team after noticing an absence of people who looked like him in D&I conversations across the Open Source world. He is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to Fedora in this capacity and hopes to use his privilege to be an advocate for the needs and concerns facing the Fedora Community.

Read more about the Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team on their docs site.


  • Implement diversity efforts that will have a big effect on the Fedora community

  • Promote inclusion in the Fedora community

  • Act as a source of support and a mediator should there be any concerns or incidents

  • Increase visibility of minority contributors and users through talks, feature articles, and awards

  • Make explicit invitations and providing financial support to attend conferences and give talks

  • Help develop skills by offering targeted workshops and internships

  • Create a welcoming environment by adopting and enforcing codes of conduct

  • Fostering communication, networking, and support forums with mailing lists and in-person events


Get in touch with the Fedora Diversity Advisor in the following places:


The Diversity Advisor is selected by the diversity-inclusion:ROOT:team.adoc and approved by the Fedora Council.

History of Fedora Diversity Advisor

Releases Diversity Advisor

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Justin W. Flory

29, 30, 31, 32

Jona Azizaj

27, 28

Amita Sharma

23, 24, 26, 26

Maria "tatica" Leandro