The Fedora Project community is a strong, caring community sharing the same Four Foundations: Freedom, Friends, Features, and First. Becoming friends is a natural consequence of our work as contributors, working together to advance free software. All of us have a good memory about someone or maybe a funny or inspirational moment with another contributor.

Contributor Stories are just that: the record of our best moments with our Fedora friends. The story can be about our work in Fedora or something personal or unique which you would like to share with the community. Contributor Stories are a part of Fedora Appreciation Week, starting in November 2018.

Why have Contributor Stories?

The purpose of Contributor Stories is to recognize a contributor who has impacted you at any time in Fedora. Let them know what you are thankful for and share a common memory or experience you remember. Taking the time to single out someone to give thanks is one of the best ways to make a personal impact.

This is just a simple but amazing form to show our appreciation for a team member. Openly expressing appreciation, gratitude, or happiness to other people can be difficult. This is especially true when we don’t know them very well. Contributor Stories help us express many good memories and reach out to the people we appreciate.

How to submit a story

Contributor Stories are collected as new tickets in a contributor-stories Pagure project. To add a story, you need to open a new issue and fill out the template.

Share a story in the Fedora Contributor Stories Pagure project repo

Fill out the template to share your story

How the stories will be used

During Fedora Appreciation Week, new Community Blog posts will be published daily with excerpts or copies of the stories. You can choose to keep your story anonymous too. The stories may also be shared as part of a session at Flock 2018.

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