Everyone should see themselves in tech
At our core, we believe that contributions from individuals of all different backgrounds, experiences, locations, and abilities makes for the best technology. Simply put, we can’t build open source solutions that change the world without you.
Diverse contributors make for better open source communities
Contributor.Link is a new community that connects participating free and open source projects with new contributors of all experience levels and backgrounds. It will focus on bringing more diverse contributors to participating projects and encouraging those projects to create processes that will make it easier and more welcoming for all contributors to get started.
Make an impact in open source
Javiera de la Fuente
Javiera is the founder of the Al Sur del Sur Foundation, which promotes the conservation of biodiversity through open source technology. She helped ranchers in southern Chile use open source hardware and software to tend their flocks with less environmental impact.
Justin W. Flory
Justin is a creative maker and UNICEF’s Open Source Software Technical Advisor. He participates in many open source communities and has represented Fedora internationally at events and conferences. He aims to build sustainable software and communities.
Máirín “Mo” Duffy
Mo is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She’s always been passionate about UX because of its potential to help people—but it was a sudden life event that inspired her to work on ChRIS.
Allie is a Principal Technical Support Engineer at Red Hat and she's a member of the Red Hat Pride Leadership Team. She open sourced her gender transition to help support others going through the process.
Netha is a medical doctor and researcher who studies the use of VR technology in measuring stroke recovery. She was named the 2020 Red Hat Women in Open Source Academic Award winner for her contributions to medicine and open technology.
Share your passion for open source
Upload your photo to our photo maker to let everyone know that you’re an open source contributor. We also invite you to nominate an open source project that needs contributors of all types to join our new community, Contributor Link. Tag them on social media when you share your photo.
Use the hashtag #CodeIsOpen to share why you believe that open source can change the world.
Your privacy matters. Neither Red Hat nor any third party will store or share your photo. It will be deleted within minutes. Be mindful of the Red Hat Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. It applies here too.
Calling all contributors
Are you looking to help contribute your skills to an open source project, or do you have a project that could use some talented individuals to help it grow?
Innovation requires collaboration
Advancements aren’t made in a vacuum. They happen when people share great ideas and build on them to make something useful.
Join the conversation
Add your image from the photo maker when posting, and use the hashtag #CodeIsOpen to share why you believe that open source can change the world.