Supporting diversity in open source
Diversity strengthens a community. The Nextcloud Include initiative helps underrepresented groups to join the Nextcloud project, building an inclusive and diverse space where we collaborate and develop world class software.
We provide mentoring to people new to our community.
We sponsor the travel & accommodation to help people from underrepresented groups in opensource to join Nextcloud events.
We hire students from underrepresented groups to intern at Nextcloud GmbH.
Of course! Code is only one part of Nextcloud – as is design, marketing, documentation, translation, events and many other areas! There are many things you can contribute to, and we can offer help and mentorship. Do not hesitate to apply and tell us what you'd like to help with!
Absolutely. We all started somewhere, and we welcome all levels of experience. This is why we have mentors: We want to help you to improve and learn from the community while contributing to Nextcloud! Whether you have doubts about your skills or not, just apply and we will figure it out.
Yes, you can find it at nextcloud.com/code-of-conduct/.
We welcome everyone. Nextcloud Include is our specific program for underrepresented people in open source, but there‘s many ways for everyone to join. For example, you could check our Contribute page at nextcloud.com/contribute.
No, please do not apply at Nextcloud Include if you are not part of an underrepresented group in open source. However, you are very much welcome to apply for our community travel support program!
We are a very nice, friendly and welcoming community. But, like just saying „you are welcome to join the conference" to parents with kids without providing a playground is not enough, we need to be pro-active. For more info, watch our talk about the topic.
We have been putting in effort in diversity since we started our project, participating in Rails Girls Summer of Code for example. When Nextcloud founder Frank Karlitschek won the Reinhard von König award he decided to donate its 20.000 euro prize money to the Nextcloud community to start a diversity program! That provided a great start for this and we hope it will be just the beginning: you can donate, too, if you want!Contact us to donate
The bi-annual Reinhard von Koenig award is named after inventor Baron Reinhard von Koenig (1899-1992) and awarded at his former family castle Fachsenfeld in Aalen, located in East Württemberg, the region with the largest number of globally leading companies in Germany. In 1982, Baron von Koenig donated his entire estate and assets to the Fachsenfeld Foundation he founded, with the goal of promoting technological and cultural innovations. The criteria for the award requires that the prize is awarded to people who have developed new technological approaches to socially relevant challenges, shown technical courage and made a significant contribution to sustainable progress.Learn more
To handle the money, we work together with the amazing KDE community which takes care of the financial part. This also means donations are tax-free in many countries!
The spending of the money is decided on by a small group of Nextcloud diversity advocates, including Jan-Christoph Borchardt and Marie Gutbub.Learn more about KDE e.V.