Open Source Diversity

For more diversity & inclusion in free & open source software communities 😊


Basics

First steps to help make your open source project more friendly and inclusive

Contributor Covenant

A Code of Conduct for Open Source Projects.

Your First PR

Helps you get started contributing to Open Source by showcasing great starter issues on GitHub and elsewhere.

Up For Grabs

A list of projects which have curated tasks specifically for new contributors. These are a great way to get started with a project.


Projects

Open source projects which support underrepresented groups and where you can participate

Diversity Tickets

Help events reach a more diverse audience. And help you to find these events.

Speakerinnen

Register as speakerin & find speakerinnen!

WikiProject Women in Red

Increasing the representation of women on Wikipedia through biographies and articles of women’s achievements.

Chayn

A volunteer network tackling gender based violence globally by creating intersectional survivor-led resources on the web.

The Supernova Project

Empowering LGBTQIA+ people around the world who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing a queer friendly platform of information and support.

SignDict

SignDict is an open dictionary for sign language. Everyone is invited to join in.

Wheelmap

The world's biggest crowdsourced and open database for ♿ wheelchair-accessible places.

accessibility.cloud

Simplifies sharing and obtaining accessibility data in a standardized, future-proof, easy-to-use way.

Common Voice

Mozilla's initiative to help teach machines how real people speak.


Spaces

Find a local space or meetup where you can work with like-minded people!

Open Source Diversity Berlin

Monthly meetup in Berlin for members of underrepresented groups who want to contribute to open source projects.

Heart of Code

Hurra, hurra, wir sind ein Hackerinnenaußenspace in Berlin!

Le Reset

Le Reset est un espace inclusif de bidouille et d'apprentissage des technologies numériques à Paris.

Double Union

Double Union is a hacker/maker space for women in San Francisco.

HAEQS

We are starting a queer feminist hackerspace in Berlin!

Open Labs

The first hackerspace in Albania dedicated to Free and Open Source Software, Privacy and the Commons.


Programs

Recurring programs for mentorship, funding or networking

RailsGirls Summer of Code

A global fellowship program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source. Successful applicants are paid a 3-month stipend to work on Open Source projects of their choice.

Outreachy

3-month internships for people traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source Software communities.

Women in Open Source Award

We believe open source is the future of technology. It's time to recognize the contributions women are making and inspire a new generation to join the open source movement.

Outspoken Women

A resource for women and non-binary individuals in the open source tech industry by providing them with support, mentorship programs and financial scholarships to speak at events seeking underrepresented speakers and attendees.

Write/Speak/Code

Visibility and leadership for women & non-binary coders through thought leadership, conference speaking, open source & more.

Women Hack for Non-Profits

A community of women in tech building open source projects for non-profit organizations and individuals with a cause.

Open Heroines

Voices of women working in open government, open data and civic tech.

Prototype Fund

Der Prototype Fund unterstützt Softwareentwickler*innen, Hacker*innen und Kreative dabei, ihre Ideen vom Konzept bis zur ersten Demo zu entwickeln.

Fund Club

Pledge $100/month to fund tech projects by and for marginalized people.

fossjobs.net

Non-profit job portal from and for free & open source software enthusiasts. Only jobs at FOSS companies.

Open Source Design job board

Find design jobs in free & open source software projects or companies!


Events

To be developed

See our Twitter account for now 🐦


Articles

Background information on diversity & inclusion in open source

Diversity and inclusion: Stop talking and do your homework

Mozilla's research uncovers important ways to promote diversity and inclusion in open source projects. (2017)

Open Source Survey

The Open Source Survey is an open data project by GitHub and collaborators from academia, industry, and the broader open source community. (2017)

Charting Diversity

Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia. (2014)

The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community

Time commitment, pay inequality, and lack of access to jobs that encourage OSS during business hours. (2013)

HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

An effort to summarize the explanations, recommendations, and opinions of the women who already are interested and active in Linux. (2002)

FLOSS at Geek Feminism

Wiki page with lots of resources on women in free & open source software. Highlights statistics, issues, and how to encourage women in FLOSS.