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Fedora Women
Promoting women's involvement in the Fedora Project

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Fedora Women Fedora Women aims to foster involvement of women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people in Fedora and Free and Open Source Software.

Since being announced in July 2006,[1] Fedora Women has striven to raise awareness about women within the Fedora Project and their contributions. This year, we're striving to help build a supportive and inclusive community around Fedora Women, including women and genderqueer people.

On the Fedora Community Blog, a reflection and plan for reaching out to more women contributors was shared in the Women in Computing and Fedora article.

Mission statement

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

Get involved

Fedora Women is open to any woman (cis and trans) and genderqueer person interested in 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 seeks to foster involvement of women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people to use and contribute to Fedora Project, regardless of their gender. Join Fedora Women on IRC at #fedora-women on .You can also subscribe to Fedora Women mailing list. If you are new to Fedora Women, please introduce yourself on the mailing list to 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 joining the Fedora Project, take a look at Join pages for all of the different sub-projects and teams in Fedora. Before choosing a place to get involved, it's important to make sure you join an area of the Project you are excited about and interested to participate in. Especially in open source, it's important for you to work on things that interest you personally.

You can find the Join pages for the following sub-projects and groups.

  • Ambassadors: Representing Fedora as advocates in the field
  • CommOps: Community Operations, or CommOps, helps improve communication and community infrastructure across the Project
  • Design: Working on graphics and designs for Fedora
  • Documentation: Writing documentation on different pieces of Fedora
  • EPEL: A special interest group working on packaging software for enterprise Linux
  • Infrastructure: Maintaining our infrastructure and writing software to integrate with it
  • Internationalization: Help improve and test software to be more multilingual friendly
  • Localization: Translating interfaces and software in Fedora to new languages
  • Marketing: Creating strategy of spreading Fedora to new users and audiences
  • Magazine: Writing how-to style pieces and news article about topics in Fedora and open source
  • Package Maintainers: Writing new software and packaging other people's work in Fedora
  • Quality Assurance: Testing the software in Fedora and making sure it is good to go
  • Websites: Developing the websites used across the Fedora Infrastructure

You can also find a list of other areas to participate in on the Join page.

GNOME Outreachy

Fedora participates in the GNOME Outreachy program, formerly known as 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. Our goal is to increase participation in Fedora. This is a continuation of the very successful GNOME Outreach Program for Women and we are running the program in conjunction with GNOME and other prominent open source projects.

Fedora participated in Outreachy 2015 and plans to participate in Outreachy 2016 as well. Read the wiki pages for more details about Fedora's participation in Outreachy, how to get involved, and where to apply.

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 Janek (Rhea) EMEA

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