Hi Arch Women ,
Someone in the Fedora women's list suggested I reach out.
My name is Emma, and I work on Diversity and Inclusion at Mozilla. Last
year we invested in a lot of research to better understand
what we mean by diversity and inclusion, with a number of recommendations
coming out of that. Two of those recommendations were to build metrics
and to invest in ways of collaborating with other individuals and open
projects - to really generate change.
To those goals I want to ask *if you would be wiling to share our survey
*with your community, and whether anyone representing this group would be
available for an interview with our researcher - who is looking into how we
might form a collaborative for D&I in open source.
Thanks for your time, and of course happy to take questions or provide more
information on our work! 2018 for sure is all about taking our research,
and driving real change this year - would love to learn from you as well!
Open Innovation Team
I saw this message on another list and thought it was helpful. Since I
know many in the open source community are following this closely, I
thought the below advice was helpful.
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Subject: [FOSSRIT] The Net Neutrality Fight Is Not Over
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:47:20 -0500
From: Nate Levesque <ngl3477(a)rit.edu>
The FCC passed the Restoring Internet Freedom proposal, which *repeals*
net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote, to nobody's great surprise.
While the result is disappointing, this is not where net neutrality
ends! We need to make a lot of noise and support organizations that are
fighting on our behalf. Some 80+% of people support net neutrality so
know that popular opinion is on our side.
Where we go from here is uncertain but it's not over. Fights for net
neutrality are already gearing up and lawsuits are being filed. The New
York Attorney General announced he will sue the FCC, and other
organizations will likely follow suit.
*Here's how you can help:*
Visit https://www.battleforthenet.com/. They're still in the fight, and
they're now gathering support for Congress to overrule the FCC.
Consider donating to the ACLU, EFF, FreePress, and other pro net
Write to your government reps about net neutrality (this site helps!
https://www.mailmygov.com/) - even if they're on your side. Use
ResistBot (text 50409) to fax them. Make sure to make an informed vote
in your next election. Don't forget about your local officials!
If you have a municipal network, independent ISP, or mesh network in
your community (or infrastructure that could support one of those), help
fight for it in your community and get involved if possible.
Make noise! Don't stop talking about net neutrality online and off. Join
protests if there's one local to you. The worst thing we can do now is
be quiet. We need to make sure that nobody forgets and our elected
officials can't ignore us.
*Do it for the Internet we know and love.*
RIT Software Engineering '16
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is seeking applicants for the
full-time position of Operations/DevOps Engineer to join our Technical
Operations team and help build the infrastructure that lets EFF defend
civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions
user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation,
policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We
work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as
our use of technology grows.
The EFF's Technical Operations team designs and maintains our systems
and networks while also providing hardware and software technical
support for our staff. The ideal candidate must work well with a very
busy staff with varying levels of technical expertise. Because our team
benefits from close communication with each other and the with other
teams at EFF's San Francisco office, *working remotely is not an option*.
Monitor and improve the performance and reliability of production
GNU/Linux platforms, network infrastructure, services, and
network-attached devices like PBX and conference systems. Maintain
the corresponding documentation
Develop and implement process improvements in the way we build,
secure, and maintain our infrastructure over its life-cycle from
design through deployment, operation, and retirement
Scale and standardize systems through automation
Participate in on-call rotation and incident response efforts,
perform blameless postmortem reporting
Respond to support requests within team-defined Service Level
Agreements (SLAs). This includes working closely with other teams to
design and adapt systems for changing program and operational
Communicate effectively about technical issues with non-technical
Deep respect for user privacy and organizational security
3 years of system administration, site reliability engineering, or
other ops experience in a Unix-like environment
Experience collaborating on engineering projects and processes
Ability to debug and optimize code, and automate routine tasks
Understanding of common algorithms, data structures, and basic
Experience in one or more of: C, Python, Go, Bash / POSIX shell,
Rust, PowerShell, Perl
Experience operating cloud infrastructure including the
configuration and maintenance of virtual servers & load balancers
Experience with TCP/IP network design
Experience with relational database administration
5 years of experience operating servers running Unix-like operating
Experience in a large-scale or mission-critical production service
Experience with a managed cluster environment (such as Kubernetes,
Mesos, Docker Swarm)
Knowledge of multiple programming languages
Experience with orchestration tools like SaltStack, Puppet, Chef,
A history of open-source contributions (bug reports, pull requests,
projects / packages)
Experience with network hardware and network hardware configuration
Experience using, designing, and implementing CI/CD pipelines
Experience with SSO, SAML, OAuth and other industry standard
Experience with fleet management in a mixed environment (GNU/Linux,
macOS, iOS, Android, etc.)
EFF is a really great place to work
<https://www.eff.org/pages/working-at-eff>. We offer a supportive and
empowering environment, along with an excellent benefits package
including housing cost assistance, student loans assistance, medical,
dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b)(7) retirement savings program
with matching, paid time off, holiday benefits, paid parental leave, a
dog-friendly workplace, and more.
As an advocacy organization, EFF is committed to being part of a diverse
community. Diversity of life experiences makes a big difference in how
we identify and litigate legal issues, design privacy-enhancing
software, and organize our activism. To that end, we deliberately seek
applicants with different perspectives, identities, and experiences to
build a diverse and inclusive workplace to better inform our advocacy
and defense of freedom in our digital world. EFF is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages people of all races, genders, ages, abilities,
orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply.
*Limited Visa Support: *We welcome applications from all qualified
applicants. However, this job requires U.S. work authorization. EFF may
be able to provide support obtaining a visa in appropriate circumstances.
*Interested in joining the team? Apply
* A cover letter introducing yourself and telling us why you want to
work at EFF.
* *A resume in PDF format with links to recent work.*