PHPWomen has launched a partnership program for open source projects that are committed to embracing diversity and providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for contributors. We work closely with project leaders to identify specific areas of need, and will actively encourage our members to participate by promoting those needs through various channels. In return, the project leaders will ensure that newcomers to their projects will be welcomed and their contributions appreciated. This includes fostering an open and friendly environment for all newcomers, not just females.
To be a part of the PHPWomen Partnership Program, an open source project must:
- Clarify the openness of the project’s community, either through a Statement of Diversity, or through introductory or ‘welcome’ materials stating the general principles of equity, inclusion and support for all, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background. If this is not explicitly stated on the project’s site, you need to personally convince us that this is a priority for the project, and not just lip service. If we’re associating our name with your project, you need to ensure us that your community is not made up of jerks.
- Be willing to keep the PHPWomen contact in the loop with regard to the project’s specific needs as they change, and actively communicate with us on an ongoing basis.
- Clearly indicate if the project is funded by a commercial vendor.
By working together, we can help bring the diversity to FOSS projects that is so desperately lacking. We can also make it easier for someone to be a part of an awesome project. Open Source wins, our members win, and everybody goes home happy.
Spaz is a cross-platform social network client for Twitter, Identi.ca, and Laconica, available in desktop and mobile versions. (http://getspaz.com)
Habari is a feature-rich blogging platform (http://habariproject.org)
Phergie. Phergie is an IRC bot written in PHP5 and used throughout the PHP community in numerous Freenode channels. (http://phergie.org)
PHP-GTK is an extension for the PHP programming language that implements language bindings for GTK+. (http://gtk.php.net)
The PHP Documentation Team maintains the official php.net manual. (http://www.php.net/docs.php)
The PHP.net Website Team maintains the official php.net website. (http://php.net)
Lithium is an up and coming PHP Framework for PHP5.3+ (http://lithify.me)
FUDForum is a forum software package. (http://fudforum.org)
Joind.in is a site that allows conferences and speakers to gather feedback on talks, and allows attendees to leave comments for the speakers or organizers. (http://joind.in)
phpMoAdmin phpMoAdmin is a MongoDB administration GUI, written in PHP. (http://phpmoadmin.com)
web2Project is an Free Open Source business oriented Project Management System (PMS) built in PHP. (http://web2project.net)
FRAPI FRAPI is a high-level API framework that puts the “rest” back into RESTful. Use it to power your web apps, mobile services, and legacy systems. (http://getfrapi.com)
Want to Get Involved?
Visit our OS Project Opportunities page to find out how you can get involved with any of our partners. They need your help!
Become a PHPWomen Partner
If you are the Project Leader of an open source project, and you want to partner with us, please contact Elizabeth Naramore: elizabeth.at.naramore.dot.net.