I’m new here so I’d like to introduce myself. I want to join the Fedora Project because I think it's really exciting to see linux desktop grow, and the innovation that comes out of here is inspiring! I'm studying Computer Science in Prague, I like programming (especially Haskell, Kotlin or C++), and I have some experience with Linux programming in C, so I’m particularly looking to contribute on the technical side of things. Some other things I like are climbing, squash and languages. Overall, I’m looking forward to getting to know the people behind Fedora and learning some cool things along the way :)
I often want to send people to Join Fedora, to, you know, Join Fedora. :)
But I'm actually a little confused where to start.
Héctor is re-doing https://whatcanidoforfedora.org/, and that's going to be
nice, but I don't think it's ready and also I don't necessarily think it's
the right path for everyone.
The first google hit that comes up is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join,
but ... that's pretty old, not very well maintained, and doesn't really
represent current activities in the project very well. Plus, I do not want
to send new folks into the minefield that is the wiki right away.
Also, "join.fedoraproject.org" currently links there.
Then, there's this: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-join/
which I _think_ is helpful, but I find somewhat confusing because it mixes
up the business of the Join SIG (that is, all the helpful people working to
provide a nice onboarding process) with the onboarding process itself.
That page points to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Welcome, which...
1. Is frighteningly bare-bones.
2. Has the "it's the wiki" problem again
3. Points to Telegram — I don't have a problem with that as a platform to
bring people on, but as a service outside of project control, shouldn't
be where we start. (If people are on and comfortable with Telegram, cool,
let's meet them there. But I don't want to give the impression that
signing up for telegram is a first step to
4. Also IRC; that's a temporary problem until we get chat.fedoraproject.org
officially launched, though.
Anyway, in short, what's the link I should use for someone who wants to get
And, leading question: should we have a user-focused "Join Fedora" docs
section on docs.fedoraproject.org that is separate from the Join SIG docs?
Fedora Project Leader
This is an easy task that doesn't require coding skills (remember, contributing to FLOSS projects is not only code development).
We need to update the logo in the banner appearing in the Welcome to Fedora repository  and in the documentation  web pages.
What it should be done:
- file a ticket asking the design team  to update the image
- (if you are good using Inkscape or the like, submit the modified image for a review)
- once we have the updated banner, modify the Welcome to Fedora pagure start page  forking the repository and submitting a PR
- fork the Welcome to Fedora doc page  and submit a PR here as well
If you are interested (this work could be performed in collaboration by more than one person) please drop a note in the related Join ticket .
You will hopefully learn, among other things: how to file tickets on pagure, how to interact with another team, maybe you will know the design guidelines, how to fork a pagure (git) repository, how to modify a document and how to make pull requests.
I'm Alex. I've been using Fedora on-and-off since about Fedora 14 and have really enjoyed the ride so far.
Day-to-day I work heavily with SRE tasks, security tooling, automation in Ansible, and just generally spend a lot of time in the Red Hat ecosystem - mainly with RHEL, but more recently with Rocky and CentOS Stream. I'm a big fan of Fedora Workstation and of Fedora Silverblue in particular. I like the community focus that Fedora has, while still being on the cutting edge of all of the latest features and tech.
One specific thing I've been working on recently is improving the some of the coverage for the CIS security benchmarks upstream in the ComplianceAsCode project. In RHEL, these security hardening benchmarks can be toggled to be applied at install time using Anaconda/Kickstart, allowing users to deploy a security hardened system out of the box. One project in particular that I'd like to work on would be to bring this to Fedora. All of the security content is already built, and the relevant Anaconda addon package actually seems to already exist. I just don't think it's actually enabled. So I think it's a case of patching Anaconda to unlock functionality that's mostly already there, which doesn't seem too unachievable. If anyone knows who might be best to speak to first about this within the project, please do let me know. Otherwise I'm sure I'll figure it out!
Great to be a part of the community, and nice to meet you all!
I'm Cappy, and I'm from Thailand.
To be honest, I'm not exactly new to the Fedora community per se. I've found out about Fedora since F34, and I've been hacking the hell out of it ever since.
I maintain several COPRs of my own, and in fact I actually maintain the COPR repos for Cyber and the recently popular Cutefish Desktop.
I've also been dabbling in release engineering recently, hacking the Fedora build process and making remixes of my own. And in fact, you can even see the fruits of my labor here (with outdated docs):
Anyway, Fedora aside, I also do coding in Python and some Godot development.
I'd be happy to join the package maintenance and (possibly) the release engineering team. Probably about time I do something for upstream, I guess.
Hi, my name is Hristo Marinov and I live in Sofia, Bulgaria. I'm currently working in optical disc manufacturing, where I implement different roles including machinery maintenance, software applications development, network and system administration. I also develop web applications, that I host on my own servers. I look forward to joining the Fedora community and contributing to this project.
Besides machines and software I like mountains, running, biking and photography.
Thanks and Regards,
The site https://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ is a fun way for people to browse
for things they might be interested in. However, it's not really been
maintained. There are some technical things, but really the main issue is
content. For this to succeed, it should point to active groups where it's
easy to plug in, and overall reflect what's really happening in the project.
I can basically see two options here:
A. That's too hard and too much work. Fun idea, but time to retire it.
Redirect this URL to a general "Join Fedora" link. (What should that link
be, by the way? I feel like https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-join/
is kind of a mix of the activities _of_ the Join SIG and instructions for
potential contributors. Maybe that's okay, but it seems a little
B. Someone — most likely Join SIG, but maybe all the way up to Mindshare? —
takes this on as a regular endeavor, making sure pull requests are
handled and proactively updating on a regular basis.
What do you all think?
Fedora Project Leader