My name Syaifur Rizal from Indonesia. I'm a field service engineer of
MRI device for more than 10 years. My first Linux distro I believe was
Mandrake, but in the past I never bother to find the solution if there
any problem found with my PC/laptop (I just reinstall the ISO or move
to old version or if needed also move to other distro) until last year
when I uses Fedora Workstation 34. With Fedora Linux I try my best to
solve any problem I found.
Btw, after couple weeks I join this mailing list, I still can't find
any relevant things that may be I can contribute to the project and
that it's why I'm not send my introduction mail here when first joining
this mailing list. But more I think, may be it's ok if I'm not having
specific skill to contribute and just hanging around here and Ask
Also I'm sorry for my super duper broken English grammar. :D
My name is Mohamed Salah, a Software Engineer with 3+ years of experience. I love Linux, especially Fedora.
I have experience working in backend development, crawlers, data pipelines, desktop applications, and some frontend.
Also, I have a good background in Cyber Security and DevOps.
I would like to contribute to Linux(Fedora) and also get to learn from others.
Thanks for having me!
- Mohamed Salah
Hello again! Sorry, it's been a very busy month. From my initial observations I have decided to move on from this project, but I wanted to share some feedback with you before I go.
After spending some time getting to know Fedora and the community I came to see that not only do Red Hat employees contribute to the project - which is known and expected - but some of them appear to be taking leading positions. This gives the impression that a private company has implicit control over the direction of Fedora, with employees assigned to work on the project as part of their work responsibility. I hope that my impression is wrong, because in my opinion it would not be an exaggeration to claim that implicit control is implicit ownership.
Let's assume in the best case scenario that Red Hat employees are volunteering of their own volition, completely outside of the realm of the responsibilities agreed upon with their employer. This amounts to unpaid work provided to Red Hat indirectly by their employees. More importantly, however, there would still be a division between paid and unpaid volunteers. In any case, volunteers that are not employed by Red Hat are still contributing their work to a private company. Thus, they are contributing to their profits, which subsequently influences the salaries of those volunteers that are employed directly by Red Hat.
To put it bluntly, from my analysis this could amount to an exploitative relationship on multiple levels - between paid and unpaid volunteers, between Red Hat and its employees, and between Red Hat and all volunteers. I may have misconceived the situation, but I am suggesting that it is Fedora's (and also Red Hat's) responsibility to clear this misconception in a public and easily accessible manner and to make the nature of this relationship more explicit to prospective volunteers so that they not be misled or even potentially exploited. It may even be helpful going forward to define new terms such as POSS (Private and open-source software) so that the greater open-source community can become conscious of - and possess greater discernment as to - whether or not they are being taken advantage of.
Thank you for your time. Peace!
I'm Vallari Agrawal, a third year computer science undergrad student. I
want to contribute to Fedora and apply for Google Summer of Code 2022.
Can someone guide me where to get started— projects and issues/tickets that
I could pick to start contributing?
My name is Ferran but you can call me torrafa, i'm from Barcelona so my
timezone is UTC+2. I started to using linux as my prefered Os about 10
years ago but I’m very new on fedora family. I start to using fedora like a
year ago, Since then I take RHCSA and RHCE.
In my free time I love to travel (when It’s possible due COVID), hike and
In techie perspective I’m interested on virtualization storage and
I’m interested in joining Fedora because I really enjoy Linux and I want to
return something to the community. I think the Fedora project is the best
place to collaborate.
I know when I brought this up almost exactly a year ago*, people weren't
convinced. With the recent site re-org, and planned merge of Ask Fedora, I
I'm going to try again to convince you. :)
As I look back at the traffic here from the last year, 95% of it is
introductions. I think those could certainly be in
https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/c/fun/8 instead — either as individual
posts in the #introductions tag, or added to the
Or, we could start a new one _specifically_ for Fedora Join.
There are also several "what can I do"? posts. It _might_ be useful to have
a separate tag (or even Team Workflows category) for that... but as I
understand the workflow, that's really supposed to be supported by the
Pagure ticket process.
And then there's been just a few "here's an easy thing to get involved in"
annoucement messages. Honestly, I think these mostly get drowned in the
noise of introductions. I like the idea of a "push" of these ideas to
potentially interested people, and theoretically that's where mailing lists
shine, but I think probably if people's traffic from the list is mostly
_other_ things, they're unlikely to find these.
I wonder if those announcements would be better served by a revamped
"Easyfix" process — there was some conversation about that here:
There is also the #join tag (https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/tag/join),
which I intended to be for topics like this one, about the team and process
itself. Ideally, all the formal members of the SIG (the sponsors
https://accounts.fedoraproject.org/group/fedora-join/, right?) would set
that tag as "Watching" so they get notifications.
Personally, I think this will be a lot easier for onboarding new people.
Fedora Project Leader
My name is Ashray V and I am from India (GMT:5:30+ Asia Kolkata).
I have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.
Languages I am good at are C, CPP and Java. Along with Bash and Python (I
am still learning).
I have 4 years of experience in coding for Android Framework, AOSP Porting,
HAL, BSP, Linux, Linux Kernel, Device Drivers and Embedded Technologies.
And Fedora being one of my favorite Open Source Platform. I wish to make
contributions in code and documentation.
I work on weekdays and could spend 10 to 15 hours per week.
*THANKS & REGARDS*
*"NOTHING IS TRUE, EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED"*
I’m Sukeerti T , from Asia/Kolkata time zone (UTC +5:30). I have completed my Engineering Graduation in Electronics and Communication.I have studied C++ and C during my academics.
Fedora seems to be a great open source platform for me to build my skills. I’m a total beginner. And I would like to help in Quality Assurance and testing. I would be really glad if you guide me through this. I can afford around 10 hours per week.
The Mindshare Committee is working on establishing a new quarterly report.
As I went to convert it into a CommBlog post, I realized that we were
only covering the teams that have reps on Mindshare. I would like to invite
the Join SIG to submit additions for the report on the corresponding ticket
. I will then add them to the CommBlog draft and get it published.
A couple notes:
- Participation is optional
- Submissions should be in bullet form, not paragraphs
- Please include any relevant links
- This report intends to cover activity during Oct-Nov-Dec of 2021
- There is a "Help Wanted" section that all teams are welcome to add to
- Please submit by end of day Sunday January 16th
If Join wants to skip this one and participate in a later report, that is
totally okay. We will work to gather additions earlier in the process next
Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator
Red Hat <https://www.redhat.com/> • Fedora Project <https://getfedora.org/>