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{{Infobox group
{{Infobox group
| name = Fedora Women
| name = Fedora Women
| caption = Promoting women's involvement in the Fedora Project
| caption = Promoting and supporting involvement of women in the Fedora Project
| irc = [irc://irc.freenode.net/#fedora-women #fedora-women] on [http://www.freenode.net irc.freenode.net]
| irc = {{fpchat|#fedora-women}} on [https://libera.chat Libera]
| mailing_list = women@lists.fedoraproject.org
| mailing_list = women@lists.fedoraproject.org
| mailing_list_subscribe = https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/women
| mailing_list_subscribe = https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/women.lists.fedoraproject.org/
| mailing_list_archive = http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/women/
| mailing_list_archive = https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/women@lists.fedoraproject.org/
}}
}}


'''Fedora Women''' is a project designed to connect and assist women who are interested in using and contributing to [[Fedora]].
'''Fedora Women''' is an informal community effort to promote and support the involvement of anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary in the Fedora Community. Since announced in July 2006,<ref>[https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-July/msg00003.html Introducing Fedora Women]</ref> Fedora Women advocated for awareness about women within the Fedora Project and their contributions.
 
An article was published on the Fedora [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/commops/community-blog/ Community Blog] in 2016 about women contributors in Fedora.<ref>[https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/women-in-computing-and-fedora/ Women in Computing and Fedora]</ref>
 
Although this community effort is not very active, the [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/diversity-inclusion/ Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team] is the best point-of-contact for support with the Fedora Women effort.


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.


== Mission statement ==
== 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.
* Foster involvement of women in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software.
; Provide a stronger voice for the women of the Fedora Community.
* Provide a central forum for women interested in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software to interact.
: 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.
* Provide a stronger voice for the women of the Fedora Community and highlight their contributors to Fedora.  
; 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 ==
== 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.
Fedora Women is open to any woman or non-binary person in the Fedora Project and Free and Open Source Software. Involvement with Fedora Project as a user and/or a contributor is highly encouraged, but not required. We also welcome anyone who supports the involvement of women to use and contribute to Fedora Project, regardless of their gender.
 
Join Fedora Women on Freenode IRC at [https://webchat.freenode.net/#fedora-women #fedora-women]. You can also subscribe to [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/women.lists.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora Women mailing list]. If you are new to Fedora Women, please introduce yourself on the mailing list to the Fedora Women community.
 
=== New to Fedora? ===
 
You can contribute to Fedora across diverse teams including but not limited to Coding and Development, Packaging, Testing, Marketing, Outreach, Advocacy, Community Operations, Design. If you are interested in contributing, introducing yourself to the [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-join/ Fedora Join community] is a good place to start!
 
=== Outreachy ===
 
Fedora participates in the [https://www.outreachy.org/ Outreachy] program, formerly known as GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW). Outreachy was inspired by both the Google Summer of Code and also how few women applied for it in the past. Different free and open source software (FOSS) projects or organizations can apply to offer paid internships as part of the program. This program is an internship program specifically targeted at women, people of color, and other under-represented groups.


'''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.


== Locate Nearest Help ==
== Know Our Existing Women Contributors ==


{| border="1"
{| border="1"
!  Name || Location
!  Name || Location
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Niteshnarayan Nitesh Narayan Lal]|| Delhi, India
| [[User:Amani|A Mani]]|| Kolkata, India
|-|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tatica María "tatica" Leandro]|| Venezuela - LATAM
| [[User:Rbergero|Robyn]]|| Phoenix, AZ, USA
|-|-
|-
| Jehane|| Paris, France
| [[User:Tatica|María "tatica" Leandro]]|| Venezuela - LATAM
|-|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Aeva Aeva Palecek]|| Chicago, USA
| [[User:Aeva|Aeva]]|| Chicago, OH, USA
|-
| [[User:Rsuehle|Ruth]]|| Raleigh, NC, USA
|-
| [[User:Duffy|Mizmo]]|| Boston, MA, USA
|-
|-
|}
| [[User:amsharma|Amita Sharma]]|| Pune, India
 
|-
== Know Our Existing Women Contributors ==
| [[User:bee2502|Bee (Bhagyashree)]]|| Guwahati, India
{| border="1"
|-
!  Name || Location
| [[User:Lailah|Lailah (Sylvia Sánchez)]]|| Montevideo, Uruguay
|-
| [[User:Jonatoni|Jona Azizaj]]|| Tiranë, Albania - EMEA
|-
| [[User:Acarter|Amanda Carter]]|| Chapel Hill, NC, USA
|-
| [[User:yulytas|Julita Inca]]|| Lima, Peru
|-
| [[User:Lilixx|Aura Lila Gutiérrez]]|| Nicaragua, LATAM
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero Robyn]|| Phoenix, AZ, USA
| [[User:Alyaj2a|Aly Yuliza Machaca Mamani]]|| Peru, LATAM
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tatica María "tatica" Leandro]|| Venezuela - LATAM
| [[User:Leanderthal|K Rain Leander]]|| Groningen, Netherlands, EMEA
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Aeva Aeva ]|| Chicago, USA
| [[User:trishnag|Trishna Guha]]|| Kolkata, India
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rsuehle Ruth]|| Raleigh, NC
| [[User:mativi|Ana Mativi]]|| Brazil - LATAM
|-
|-
| [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Duffy Mizmo]|| Boston, MA USA
| [[User:Rhea|Radka (Rhea) Gustavsson]]|| EMEA
|-
|-
| [[User:Limb|Gwyn "limb" Ciesla]]|| Aurora, IL, USA
|}
|}


== Upcoming Events ==
 
== Events ==
 
This section is moving to the Diversity & Inclusion Team documentation website. Check back soon for more info about past and future events.
 


== External links ==
== External links ==
* [https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/women-in-computing-and-fedora/ Women in Computing and Fedora]
* [http://archwomen.org/ Arch Linux Women]
* [http://archwomen.org/ Arch Linux Women]
* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism Wiki]
* [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki Geek Feminism Wiki]
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* [http://women.debian.org/ The Debian Women Project]
* [http://women.debian.org/ The Debian Women Project]
* [http://ubuntu-women.org/ Ubuntu-Women]
* [http://ubuntu-women.org/ Ubuntu-Women]
* <span style="color:#555555">'''(Dead since 2012, Spanish)'''</span> [http://centroamericanas.piensalibre.org/ Centroamericanas (wayback link)]


==Notes==
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 10:32, 2 July 2021

Fedora Women
}}}
Promoting and supporting involvement of women in the Fedora Project

IRC #fedora-women[?] on Libera
Mailing list women@lists.fedoraproject.org


Fedora Women is an informal community effort to promote and support the involvement of anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary in the Fedora Community. Since announced in July 2006,[1] Fedora Women advocated for awareness about women within the Fedora Project and their contributions.

An article was published on the Fedora Community Blog in 2016 about women contributors in Fedora.[2]

Although this community effort is not very active, the Fedora Diversity & Inclusion Team is the best point-of-contact for support with the Fedora Women effort.


Mission statement

  • Foster involvement of women in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software.
  • Provide a central forum for women interested in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software to interact.
  • Provide a stronger voice for the women of the Fedora Community and highlight their contributors to Fedora.


Get involved

Fedora Women is open to any woman or non-binary person in the Fedora Project and Free and Open Source Software. Involvement with Fedora Project as a user and/or a contributor is highly encouraged, but not required. We also welcome anyone who supports the involvement of women to use and contribute to Fedora Project, regardless of their gender.

Join Fedora Women on Freenode IRC at #fedora-women. You can also subscribe to Fedora Women mailing list. If you are new to Fedora Women, please introduce yourself on the mailing list to the Fedora Women community.

New to Fedora?

You can contribute to Fedora across diverse teams including but not limited to Coding and Development, Packaging, Testing, Marketing, Outreach, Advocacy, Community Operations, Design. If you are interested in contributing, introducing yourself to the Fedora Join community is a good place to start!

Outreachy

Fedora participates in the Outreachy program, formerly known as GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW). Outreachy was inspired by both the Google Summer of Code and also how few women applied for it in the past. Different free and open source software (FOSS) projects or organizations can apply to offer paid internships as part of the program. This program is an internship program specifically targeted at women, people of color, and other under-represented groups.


Know Our Existing Women Contributors

Name Location
A Mani Kolkata, India
Robyn Phoenix, AZ, USA
María "tatica" Leandro Venezuela - LATAM
Aeva Chicago, OH, USA
Ruth Raleigh, NC, USA
Mizmo Boston, MA, USA
Amita Sharma Pune, India
Bee (Bhagyashree) Guwahati, India
Lailah (Sylvia Sánchez) Montevideo, Uruguay
Jona Azizaj Tiranë, Albania - EMEA
Amanda Carter Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Julita Inca Lima, Peru
Aura Lila Gutiérrez Nicaragua, LATAM
Aly Yuliza Machaca Mamani Peru, LATAM
K Rain Leander Groningen, Netherlands, EMEA
Trishna Guha Kolkata, India
Ana Mativi Brazil - LATAM
Radka (Rhea) Gustavsson EMEA
Gwyn "limb" Ciesla Aurora, IL, USA


Events

This section is moving to the Diversity & Inclusion Team documentation website. Check back soon for more info about past and future events.


External links

References