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= Fedora Women =
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{{Infobox group
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| name = Fedora Women
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| caption = Promoting women's involvement in the Fedora Project
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| irc = [irc://irc.freenode.net/#fedora-women #fedora-women] on [http://www.freenode.net irc.freenode.net]
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| mailing_list = women@lists.fedoraproject.org
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| mailing_list_subscribe = https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/women
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| mailing_list_archive = http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/women/
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}}
  
Fedora Women aims to provide a central forum and point of support for the often under-represented side of Fedora's Community.
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'''Fedora Women''' is a project designed to connect and assist women who are interested in using and contributing to [[Fedora]].
  
A large portion of the Fedora userbase is made up of women.  They are often under-represented within the community, with many people not even realizing how big a share of the community they are. The Fedora Women program aims to improve that representation and to provide a forum for the women of the Fedora Community.
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Because it is estimated that only 1.5% of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open_source_software free and open source software] (FOSS) developers are female,<ref>[http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3838186/Sexism-Open-Source-Softwares-Dirty-Little-Secret.htm Sexism: Open Source Software's Dirty Little Secret]</ref> Fedora Women is crucial in both uniting and empowering women against gender-based stigmas, which are often considered detrimental to the success of female FOSS developers. Since being announced in July 2006,<ref>[https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-July/msg00003.html Introducing Fedora Women]</ref> Fedora Women has striven to raise awareness of the female community - along with the many roles women have as contributors and users - within the Fedora Project.
  
Read more [[/Mission|  about our mission...]]
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== Mission statement ==
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; Provide a forum for women in the Fedora Community.
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: The project provides a central forum where women in the Fedora Community can work or socialize with one another without the distractions that may appear elsewhere.
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; Provide a stronger voice for the women of the Fedora Community.
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: By allowing the women of the Fedora Community to coordinate with one another and speak in unison, this project provides a larger collective voice, making the will of the group more apparent to the rest of the community.
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; Avoid segregation.
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: This project attempts to bring some balance to a community that is made up of mostly men. It is not intended to separate women from the rest of the community, but rather to bring them closer to it by making sure they are included in the community voice.
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; Have fun!
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: This project is not meant to be just a dull channel for a few ideas. Fedora Women is, ideally, a fun and engaging environment that fosters participation and further development.
  
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== Get involved ==
  
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Fedora Women is open to any woman who is looking for a supportive group within the Fedora Community. For this reason, involvement with the Fedora Project - whether as a user or a contributor - is strongly encouraged.
  
== Communicate and Get Involved ==
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'''New to Fedora?''' There is a vast amount of information available regarding the roles and expectations of potential contributors to the Fedora Community. If a user is interested in [[Join|joining the Fedora Project]], he or she should consider the many positions available and assess where his or her particular talents would best serve the community. If a user is still uncertain how to proceed, he or she might benefit from connecting with one of the many experienced developers from [[Mentors|Fedora Mentors]], a program designed to help novice contributors get started within the Fedora Community. Another option for a new contributor is [[FedoraBounties|Fedora Bounties]], which lists unaddressed project ideas deemed important to the Fedora Community.
  
The [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-women-list fedora-women-list]  mailing list is available for email communications.  Full [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-women-list/ archives]  are available.
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== Locate Nearest Help ==
  
The #fedora-women IRC channel on [http://freenode.net/ freenode] is always available for live chat.
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{| border="1"
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!  Name || Location
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Niteshnarayan Nitesh Narayan Lal]|| Delhi, India
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|-
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tatica María "tatica" Leandro]|| Venezuela - LATAM
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| Jehane|| Paris, France
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Aeva Aeva Palecek]|| Chicago, USA
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Ankursinha Ankur]|| Sydney, Australia
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|-
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|}
  
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== Know Our Existing Women Contributors ==
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{| border="1"
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!  Name || Location
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero Robyn]|| Phoenix, AZ, USA
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|-
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tatica María "tatica" Leandro]|| Venezuela - LATAM
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Aeva Aeva ]|| Chicago, USA
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rsuehle Ruth]|| Raleigh, NC
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|-
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| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Duffy Mizmo]|| Boston, MA USA
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|-
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|}
  
== Women of Fedora ==
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== Upcoming Events ==
  
Lady contributors to the Fedora Project can add their wiki homepages to the CategoryWomen category. The CategoryWomen page can be used to locate them, along with other Fedora Women pages.
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== External links ==
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* [http://archwomen.org/ Arch Linux Women]
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* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism Wiki]
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* [http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen GNOME Women]
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* [http://women.kde.org/ KDE-Women]
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* [http://www.linuxchix.org/ LinuxChix]
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* [http://women.debian.org/ The Debian Women Project]
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* [http://ubuntu-women.org/ Ubuntu-Women]
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* <span style="color:#555555">'''(Dead since 2012, Spanish)'''</span> [http://centroamericanas.piensalibre.org/ Centroamericanas (wayback link)]
  
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==Notes==
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<references/>
  
== Joining the Fedora Project ==
 
 
Women who are interested in working with the Fedora Project can work with Fedora Women to get started.  They can also work through the [[Mentors|  Fedora Mentors]]  project to get assistance for every step.  For more information about working with the Fedora Project, see these resources:
 
 
* [[Join|  Join]]
 
* [[FedoraBounties|  FedoraBounties]]
 
* [[Mentors|  Mentors]]
 
 
== Press ==
 
 
* [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-July/msg00003.html fedora-announce-list Announcement]
 
* [http://fedoranews.org/wiki/Fedora_Weekly_News_Issue_56 FedoraNEWS.ORG Appearance]
 
* [http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/29/1444223 Slashdot Announcement]
 
* [http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6100569.html ZDNet News Article]
 
 
== Other Resources ==
 
 
* [[Women/LinuxChix|  LinuxChix]]  is a community of women working with Linux.
 
* [http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen GNOME Women]  is a group dedicated to providing encouragement for women to contribute to GNOME.
 
* [http://women.kde.org/ KDE-Women]  is about building a community of female KDE contributors and users.
 
* [http://women.debian.org/ The Debian Women Project]  seeks to balance and diversify the Debian Project by actively engaging with interested women and encouraging them to become more involved with Debian.
 
* [http://ubuntu-women.org/ Ubuntu-Women]  is a team functioning under Ubuntu to provide a platform and encouragement for women to contribute to Ubuntu.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 09:01, 25 May 2014

Fedora Women
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Promoting women's involvement in the Fedora Project

IRC #fedora-women on irc.freenode.net

Mailing list
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Fedora Women is a project designed to connect and assist women who are interested in using and contributing to Fedora.

Because it is estimated that only 1.5% of free and open source software (FOSS) developers are female,[1] Fedora Women is crucial in both uniting and empowering women against gender-based stigmas, which are often considered detrimental to the success of female FOSS developers. Since being announced in July 2006,[2] Fedora Women has striven to raise awareness of the female community - along with the many roles women have as contributors and users - within the Fedora Project.

Contents

[edit] Mission statement

Provide a forum for women in the Fedora Community.
The project provides a central forum where women in the Fedora Community can work or socialize with one another without the distractions that may appear elsewhere.
Provide a stronger voice for the women of the Fedora Community.
By allowing the women of the Fedora Community to coordinate with one another and speak in unison, this project provides a larger collective voice, making the will of the group more apparent to the rest of the community.
Avoid segregation.
This project attempts to bring some balance to a community that is made up of mostly men. It is not intended to separate women from the rest of the community, but rather to bring them closer to it by making sure they are included in the community voice.
Have fun!
This project is not meant to be just a dull channel for a few ideas. Fedora Women is, ideally, a fun and engaging environment that fosters participation and further development.

[edit] Get involved

Fedora Women is open to any woman who is looking for a supportive group within the Fedora Community. For this reason, involvement with the Fedora Project - whether as a user or a contributor - is strongly encouraged.

New to Fedora? There is a vast amount of information available regarding the roles and expectations of potential contributors to the Fedora Community. If a user is interested in joining the Fedora Project, he or she should consider the many positions available and assess where his or her particular talents would best serve the community. If a user is still uncertain how to proceed, he or she might benefit from connecting with one of the many experienced developers from Fedora Mentors, a program designed to help novice contributors get started within the Fedora Community. Another option for a new contributor is Fedora Bounties, which lists unaddressed project ideas deemed important to the Fedora Community.

[edit] Locate Nearest Help

Name Location
Nitesh Narayan Lal Delhi, India
María "tatica" Leandro Venezuela - LATAM
Jehane Paris, France
Aeva Palecek Chicago, USA
Ankur Sydney, Australia

[edit] Know Our Existing Women Contributors

Name Location
Robyn Phoenix, AZ, USA
María "tatica" Leandro Venezuela - LATAM
Aeva Chicago, USA
Ruth Raleigh, NC
Mizmo Boston, MA USA

[edit] Upcoming Events

[edit] External links

[edit] Notes

  1. Sexism: Open Source Software's Dirty Little Secret
  2. Introducing Fedora Women