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Fedora Strategy 2028: High-Level View

As described in Fedora Strategy 2028: April 2024 Update, we came out of our annual face-to-face meeting with a new presentation for our strategy for the next five years. That article gave the background — this is the high-level strategy itself.

Our Guiding Star

We’re going to double the number of contributors who are active every week.

What we’re measuring — and why

Our goal is to ensure that Fedora is healthy and sustainable. As a project, we’re generally in great shape.  However:  there are many areas where everyone feels under-resourced, and we have too many places where we have a very poor “yak farm factor” — if one or two people are ready for a change and go off to start new lives, will the areas they’re working in collapse? Plus, there’s always so much more exciting new stuff that we could be doing, and maybe need to do to remain relevant as the computing landscape changes.

We can measure aspects of this in many different ways: interconnectedness, onboarding, burnout, team resilience, and so many more. But, the weekly-active-contributor number gives us a simple, basic check. If that number is going up, we must be doing something right.

The metric itself isn’t the goal in itself.. We don’t want to merely inflate a number, after all. So, we also plan to watch those other community health metrics, and we’ll adjust as needed to make sure that the Guiding Star is really leading us to the right path.

What is a contributor?

This means different things to different people and is often different across projects. However, for this purpose, we’re using a broad definition.

A Fedora Project contributor is anyone who:

  1. Undertakes activities
  2. which sustain or advance the project towards our mission and vision
  3. intentionally as part of the Project,
  4. and as part of our community in line with our shared values.

Fedora has numerous already-public data sources for activity, and we plan to use those as widely as possible. Unlike smaller projects, we can’t simply count commits in a git repo — and, I think that’s a good thing, because in order to get a meaningful number, we need to count more than just code and other technical contributions.

Next: Foundations and Focus Areas

Upcoming posts:

  • Freedom Foundation: Accessibility; Cross-Community Collaboration
  • Friends Foundation: Mentorship; Local Communities; Collaboration Tooling
  • Features Foundation: Preinstalled Systems; SIG Revamp; AI; Marketing
  • First Foundation: Atomic (“Immutable”); Language Stacks; Spins & Rebuilds

F40 Elections: Nominations now open & welcoming EPEL

Hello Fedorans! The F40 election campaign is now in full swing, and this cycle will be running a little differently than the previous F39, F38, etc. We are welcoming the EPEL Steering Committee to our elections cycle and having our Council elections move to once per year too. Read on for the details 🙂

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Join Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD) 2024

We are happy to announce the Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD) 2024 from June 17th to 22nd, organized by the Fedora DEI Team. FWD is a time when we come together to honor the diverse voices, perspectives, and skills that enrich the vibrant Fedora community.

What is Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD)?

Every year, FWD serves as a platform to spotlight the different members and their noteworthy contributions to the community and projects they work on. This year’s theme, “Empowering Diversity, Enriching Communities,” acknowledges the views, perspectives, and talents of individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life, impacting not only our community but also extending across the entire open-source ecosystem.

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Fedora Ops Architect Weekly

I hope you are all enjoying F40 and for some information on a few upcoming important stuff ‘n’ things in Fedora, read on 🙂

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Infra and RelEng Update – Week 17 2024

This is a weekly report from the I&R (Infrastructure & Release Engineering) Team. It also contains updates for CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team as the CPE initiatives are in most cases tied to I&R work.

We provide you with both an infographic and a text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in-depth details look at the infographic.

Week: 22 April – 26 April 2024

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Fedora Ops Architect Weekly

And what a week it was! Fedora Linux 40 got the ‘GO’ at the Go/No-Go meeting on Thursday so that means a brand new release of Fedora Linux is arriving to you tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd April!

Read on to hear about other exciting Fedora news 🙂

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Flock 2024 CFP extended to April 29th

The Flock to Fedora 2024 call for proposals (CFP) is now extended to Monday, April 29th 2024 at 11:59 PM US Eastern. Now is the last chance to get your great idea or topic into the Flock 2024 CFP before it closes. This will be the only extension and the new deadline is final.

See the previous announcement for more details about the Flock 2024 CFP. You can also submit directly at cfp.fedoraproject.org. For general questions about Flock and the CFP, join the Fedora Chat room on Matrix, #flock:fedoraproject.org.

Infra and RelEng Update – Week 16, 2024

This is a weekly report from the I&R (Infrastructure & Release Engineering) Team. It also contains updates for the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team as the CPE initiatives are in most cases tied to I&R work.

We provide you both an infographic and a text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in-depth details look at the infographic.

Week: 15 April – 19 April 2024

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Fedora @ SCaLE 21x 2024

Our ambassadors delivered support, outreach, and swag items via Fedora @ SCaLE 21x Linux Conference – a 2024 community event.

Life-size entrance gateway to SCaLE 21x. Shows expo hours and various sponsors
Portal to Linux wonder: SCaLE 21x.

At a Glance

  • What: A community-run open-source and free software conference in Pasadena, California
  • Where: Pasadena Convention Center
  • When: 14 – 17 March 2024
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Infra and RelEng Update – Week 15 2024

This is a weekly report from the I&R (Infrastructure & Release Engineering) Team. It also contains updates for CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team as the CPE initiatives are in most cases tied to I&R work.

We provide you both infographic and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details look below the infographic.

Week: 08 April – 12 April 2024

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