Fedora Diversity Advisor

The Fedora Diversity Advisor acts as a source of support and information for all contributors and users, especially those from underrepresented populations, so that issues of inclusion and equity can be discussed and addressed with the planning of multiculturalism and comfort. The Fedora Diversity Advisor will lead initiatives to assess and promote equality and inclusion within the Fedora contributor and user communities, and will develop project strategy on diversity issues. The Diversity Advisor will also be the point of contact for Fedora’s participation in third-party outreach programs and events.

Current Diversity Advisor


Jona Azizaj has been involved with the Fedora Project since late 2014. She started as an Ambassador, promoting Fedora at her local hackerspace and leading the local Albanian Fedora community. Later on, she joined CommOps, Localization (L10n), Marketing and FAmSCo to get more involved with the community. After Flock 2016 she joined the Fedora Diversity Team, and since then she has contributed and been part of this team.

Information about the Fedora Diversity Team is available at the team’s wiki page


  • Implement diversity efforts that will have a big effect on the Fedora community

  • Promote inclusion in the Fedora community

  • Act as a source of support and a mediator should there be any concerns or incidents

  • Increase visibility of minority contributors and users through talks, feature articles, and awards

  • Make explicit invitations and providing financial support to attend conferences and give talks

  • Help develop skills by offering targeted workshops and internships

  • Create a welcoming environment by adopting and enforcing codes of conduct

  • Fostering communication, networking, and support forums with mailing lists and in-person events


Contact Jona online by pinging (jonatoni) on #fedora-diversity on FreeNode IRC or by mail (jonatoni@fedoraproject.org). The Diversity Advisor also joins the Fedora Diversity team meetings.


The Diversity Advisor is selected by the Fedora Diversity team and approved by the Fedora Council. Currently the Diversity Team has decided to rotate the position with every release of Fedora.

History of Fedora Diversity Advisor

Releases Diversity Advisor

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27, 28

Amita Sharma

23, 24, 26, 26

Maria "tatica" Leandro