We updated the “How is Fedora Organized?” page on Fedora docs with the org chart below. This chart shows governing bodies, teams, editions, spins/labs, and initiatives. Is your Fedora thing missing? Feel free to comment on this Discussion post to ask for an update.
There were some significant changes to the chart, including:
- Adding CoreOS & Cloud to Editions
- Additions to and definition between Spins and Labs
- Closer link between Infrastructure and Release Engineering
- Refinement of Alternate Architectures
- Reorganization of bubbles to reflect the merge of Ask and Discussion
- Redo of color scheme from a variety of Fedora colors to a combo of the Fedora blues
- Rework of composition to make things less cluttered and more readable
- Use of different colored bubbles to denote hierarchy while keeping the horizontal organization reflecting how Fedora operates
I designed and published the previous revamped version of the Fedora Org Chart in 2021. A lot has changed in two years — it was time for an update! I opened a Discussion post earlier this year to gather feedback from the community, such as:
- What’s missing
- What’s outdated (teams or projects that are retired or inactive for the foreseeable future)
- Any updates on naming (teams, variants, etc)
- Readability (is it easy to understand? how could that be improved?)
- Color scheme, format, composition (refresh to match our updated brand)
After gaining some insightful first responses, I got to work on the redesign. I published the first draft to the Discussion thread and also brought it the Fedora Design Team Sessions. I wanted to ensure the new chart reflected Fedora’s updated brand and I wanted to collect specific feedback related to the design aspects such as composition, color scheme, and overall look and feel.
A couple of rounds of significant feedback later, as well as lots of small changes and suggestions, I was excited to call the redesign complete(for now)! I opened a ticket on the Council Docs repo to request publishing of the new org chart.
But Fedora is always changing!
Some pointed out that the org chart won’t be 100% accurate pretty shortly after it gets redesigned. I think that’s okay. The idea is that the org chart is a “snapshot” and that it will naturally become somewhat inaccurate after some time has passed from the latest version. The chart’s main purpose to give an overview of Fedora: how we organize the project, how far spread the work we do is, and a way for newcomers to get an idea of that scope. To quote the “How Fedora is Organized” page:
Since many groups are rather informal, don’t take the chart as written in stone. Also, if it is a little overwhelming, don’t worry. Fedora is a friendly project — just pick an area you’re interested in, introduce yourself to the people involved, and get started. Or, if you don’t know where to start, see how to get involved.