Related projects

We’re lucky to be working with some of the most innovative and caring organizations on the planet for this initiative. Here’s a list of the initiatives our participants are working on!

By IBM and Red Hat

Conscious language in your open source projects

Conscious language in your open source projects is a guide created by IBM and Red Hat to remove problematic language from software that they contribute to and release. The repository contains documents about that process.

This project currently uses their FAQs .


IBM Inclusive IT Language

IBM’s Inclusive IT Language team put together a list of alternative terms, FAQ and advice for projects looking to make this switch.

Members of this IBM project participate in INI as project leads and contributors.

By the IETF

Inclusive terminology in IETF documents

A list of alternative terms in technology published by the IETF standards group for use on an ongoing basis. We also recommend reading the Terminology, Power and Oppressive Language draft document for more research and background.

By Linux Foundation Networking

Inclusive language working group

The LF Networking nonprofit started this working group to tackle language and inclusive naming issues in the networking space. The group meets twice a month currently. We also recommend joining their mailing list .