Fedora Fills Its Role For A Diversity Advisor
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 24 March 2016 at 07:13 AM EDT. 62 Comments
It took a year, but the Fedora Project has announced that it has now found a Diversity Advisor to sit on the Fedora Council.

Last March the Fedora Linux distribution project began looking for a Diversity Advisory to help promote diversity and inclusion within the project. Then in July it was brought up they were still looking for an advisory. A year after the original search, Fedora announced María "tatica" Leandro has taken up this role. She has been involved with Fedora since 2007 working on artwork, translations, marketing, and promotion.

The lengthy announcement along with her views on some matters can be found via this FedoraProject.org post. Her agenda includes:
As we start to learn more from our contributors we will also be able to create programs to help each minority group. I would like this to be the second stage of the diversity action plan for 2016. Either gather once a week to practice English for about half an hour with some volunteers, to make monthly meetings where one of our contributors enlighten us with something about their culture; the idea is to spread knowledge beyond just technology.

Also having a monthly short meeting to discuss those topics that might need help (revisions on our politics, codes of conduct, an anti-harassment paper, etc.) or just someone that wants to tell their experiences. I’m interested into people knowing that Fedora has an insane cultural background and maybe in a near future, this will open the eyes of those who think that everything in Fedora is plain blue.”
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