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= Fedora Women =
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{{Infobox group
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| name = Fedora Women
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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 = https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/women
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| archives = https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-women-list/
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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 ==
  
== Communicate and Get Involved ==
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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.
  
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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For more information, visit [[Join|Join the Fedora Community]].
  
The <code>#fedora-women</code> IRC channel on [http://freenode.net/ freenode] is always available for live chat.
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For more information, visit [[Mentors|Fedora Mentors]].
  
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.linuxchix.org/ LinuxChix]
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* [http://ubuntu-women.org/ Ubuntu-Women]
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* [http://women.kde.org/ KDE-Women]
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* [http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen GNOME Women]
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* [http://women.debian.org/ The Debian Women Project]
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* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism Wiki]
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* <span style="color:#555555">'''(Spanish)'''</span> [http://centroamericanas.piensalibre.org/ Centroamericanas]
  
== Women of Fedora ==
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==Notes==
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<references/>
  
Lady contributors to the Fedora Project can add their [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraProject:User_pages wiki homepages] to the Category:Women category.  [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Women The Category:Women page] can be used to locate them, along with other Fedora Women pages.
 
 
Paste the Category:Women tag on the bottom of the wiki page that you desire to be tagged as such.
 
<pre><nowiki> [[Category:Women]] </nowiki></pre>
 
 
== 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.
 
* [http://centroamericanas.piensalibre.org/ Centroamericanas] is a group of women working with Free Software in Central America. They have reached beyond the region. This is a Spanish speaking group.
 
* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism Wiki] A wiki for all news about and for women in geek spaces.
 
 
[[Category:Women]]
 
[[Category:Women]]

Revision as of 10:44, 28 June 2010

Fedora Women
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IRC #fedora-women on irc.freenode.net

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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.

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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.

Get involved

Women who are interested in working with the Fedora Project can work with Fedora Women to get started. They can also work through the Fedora Mentors project to get assistance for every step.

For more information, visit Join the Fedora Community.

For more information, visit Fedora Mentors.

External links

Notes

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