Great question, and some nice follow up answers folks :) Not to sound super
California, but, our culture in Fedora is awesome. We assume the best in
folks, and allow for Freedom and to allow/nurture/create more badass geeks.
We are elite. An inclusive elite.
TBH, I can honestly say that Fedora has made me a better person, as well as
giving me a platform to help empower others (whilst still learning all the
I've met lifelong friends through here, and to possibly sound presumptuous,
but touch others lives for the better.
Penguin Family love,
"Doer of things with stuff"
On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:46 PM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 03/15/2016 08:47 PM, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com>
>> On 03/15/2016 08:03 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 09:46:17PM -0600, Viorel Tabara wrote:
>>>> I've (finally) managed to add my name to the Interests Areas on our
>>>> page and couldn't find a description for 'culture' just as we
>>>> all the
>>>> other areas under 'Things we help with'. Searching the wiki for
>>>> return the 'Software Patents' as the 2nd result and that hints to
>>>> of freedom. Is that it? Personally I'd find useful to having
>>>> descriptive, right there on the CommOps page similar to the other
>>> That sounds like a good idea. We do have "The use of the term free
>>> here refers to producing Free Content
>>> in an open, collaborative environment. From discussion, many Board
>>> members felt that just software was too limiting." at the bottom of
>> In terms of how CommOps can help with this, I think it goes off what Matt
>> said and also goes into the "culture" that goes into a free and open
>> project like Fedora. There are many different ethics and values that
>> the community, and it's important to be mindful of these. Not only to be
>> mindful, but also to help enrich and support the communities of culture
>> exist within Fedora.
>> The Ambassadors are the most obvious example of this as they are
>> by region, but it's not the case for other sub-projects. For how CommOps
>> fits into this, I see it as our duty and responsible to help build a
>> community infrastructure of support and acceptance for all of the
>> cultures that fit into Fedora. The "Friends" part of the Four
>> Foundations is
>> there for a reason. :) People enjoy contributing in a community where
>> feel valued for *being a part of the family*, not just that they are
>> (stealing that line from Stephen Gallagher on the council-discuss list).
>> Helping support that idea is one thing that I think CommOps is all
>> about. We
>> help with a lot of the "technical" things in the community, like
>> impact at events with powerful metrics, documenting what's happening in
>> community on the Community Blog, and directing resources and assistance
>> and where it is needed. All of which are *very important things*. But I
>> think it's our role to help support the "non-technical" things in
>> community too, things like bringing the community together, helping
>> "federate" the different sub-projects, and building a supportive and
>> welcoming community.
>> So, that's what I feel like the "culture" side of CommOps is really
>> about. If anyone thinks I'm off on anything, feel free to chime in on
>> too. I hope this answers your question, Viorel!
>> Justin W. Flory
> Well put jflory!
> I would only add to that that you can read about these values of
> Fedora (and Free/Open Source Software and Free Culture in general)
> that commops members help to uphold and reinforce across the project
> in places such as:
> Perhaps we should also add these links to our wiki page as well (or
> file a ticket on the commops trac perhaps?), as you are likely not the
> first person to wonder about what "Culture" means to Fedora.
> Looking Forward,
I sniped parts of my email and added the links to our wiki page under a
new spangled "Culture" section on our wiki page. Let me know if it all
checks out, and feel free to add some edits of your own.
Justin W. Flory
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