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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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Fedora Strategy 2028: April 2024 Update

from Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller, on behalf of the Fedora Council

First, a personal note! As you may have seen, I was out sick with Covid for a month after getting home from our annual Council face-to-face meeting. It’s not been fun — some respiratory symptoms, but primarily, overwhelming fatigue. Somewhat ironically, the timing suggests that I managed to avoid catching anything at FOSDEM itself (where I wore a mask most of the time), or at the Council meeting, but rather on the plane or in the airport on the way back. Although emergency measures have been lifted, there really is still a pandemic going on. Be careful, everyone, especially when traveling! In any case, I’m back to myself now, and am excited for Fedora’s next big steps.

The Story so Far

So! I’ve been talking about “Strategy 2028” for a while — we started this effort seriously about a year ago. If you’re just joining in, or want a refresher, Fedora Strategy 2028: a topic index for our planning process is a great place to start. I won’t rehash all of that here.

The important thing is: 2023 was kind of a hard year, and although we made some progress, we lost momentum. The Council hackfest helped get things back on track, and we’re moving forward now. We’re not making any fundamental changes, but we are restructuring how we present things — and we’re moving on from theory to practical work.

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Fedora Council election: Interview with Akashdeep Dhar

This is a part of the Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Friday, 8 December and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 21 December.

Interview with Akashdeep Dhar

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F39 Elections now open

Today we are starting the nomination & campaign period during which we accept nominations to the “steering bodies” of the following teams:

This period is open until 2023-11-27 at 23:59:59 UTC.

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Fedora Linux 38 election results

The Fedora Linux 38 election cycle has concluded. Here are the results for each election. Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you all candidates for running in this election!

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F38 elections voting now open

Voting in the Fedora Linux 38 elections is now open. Go to the Elections app to cast your vote. Voting closes at 23:59 UTC on Sunday 11 June. Don’t forget to claim your “I Voted” badge when you cast your ballot. Links to candidate interviews are below.

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F38 Council election: Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee

This is a part of the Elections Interviews series for Fedora Linux 38. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Monday, 29 May and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Sunday, 11 June.

Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee

  • Fedora Account: sumantrom
  • Matrix: #fedora, #fedora-kde, #fedora-mindshare, #fedora-social, #fedora-social-hour, #fedora-arm, #fedora-devel, #fedora-qa, #fedora-workstation, #fedora-test-days, #fedora-i3, #fedora-badges, #fedora-docs, #fedora-l18n, #fedora-ambassadors
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F38 election nominations now open

Today we are starting the nomination & campaign period during which we accept nominations to the “steering bodies” of the following teams:

This period is open until 2023-05-10 at 23:59:59 UTC.

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Council policy proposal: equalize “auxiliary” positions

At our hackfest earlier this year, the Council agreed that we want to drop the distinction between full and auxiliary positions on the Council. Instead, we should have all members on an equal footing. The concerns expressed by some on the former Fedora Board (the predecessor to the Council) haven’t come to pass. But we have seen a negative impact: people in these roles feel less empowered to act, and unsure about their standing as a “real” member of the Council.

I propose to remove this distinction. Please discuss this in the Fedora Discussion topic. The Council will begin voting on this proposal on 21 April.

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