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Fedora Women
Promoting women's involvement in the Fedora Project

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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.

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

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.

Locate Nearest Help

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

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

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