Get involved
Welcome to Fedora!
This guide is intended for people that are interested in learning more about Fedora, perhaps with the intention of contributing to the community.
What is Fedora?
The Fedora project is a community of people working together to build a Free and Open Source software platform: link:https://getfedora.org[the Fedora Operating System], and its various editions. You can learn more about Fedora, our mission, our four foundations, our leadership, our current objectives, and how we are organised using the pages linked to in the left hand sidebar.
If you are looking to contribute and already have an idea of how and what to do, go ahead and get started! If you are not so sure, read on.
Communication in Fedora
Fedora is a xref:orgchart.adoc[massive global organisation] where people with many different skills carry out link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join[different roles] to keep the community ticking along. All services used by the Fedora community are linked to a central Fedora account that you can get link:https://accounts.fedoraproject.org/[here]. We use link:https://chat.fedoraproject.org[Matrix/Element] and/or link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help?rd=Communicate#IRC[IRC] to speak to each other in real time and link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help?rd=Communicate#Mailing_Lists[mailing lists] for longer discussions for which short live chats may not be enough.
In all our interactions, we aspire to _be excellent to each other_. Read the xref:code-of-conduct.adoc[Code of Conduct] to learn more of what is expected of Fedora community members.
Not sure where to start? Come hang out with us!
The large scale of the community can sometimes make it a little daunting for new folks to join us. There is far too much happening in Fedora all the time---even we find it hard to keep up with it all! So, if you are not sure of where to begin or have any queries at all, come hang out with the link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Join[Fedora Join Special Interest Group (SIG)] on any of our channels:
Email: link:https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/fedora-join@lists.fedoraproject.org/[Fedora Join mailing list],
Chat (over Matrix/Element): link:https://matrix.to/#/%23join:fedoraproject.org?web-instance%5Belement.io%5D%3Dchat.fedoraproject.org[Fedora Join on Matrix/Element],
Chat (over IRC): link:ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697/%23fedora-join[#fedora-join] on link:https://libera.chat/[Libera.Chat],
Chat (over Telegram): link:https://t.me/joinfedora[Fedora Join Telegram group].
Here, you can speak to community members and other newcomers while we explore Fedora together. We will help you learn the systems and processes that the Fedora community uses, and as you gain a better idea of where you would like to contribute, we will also help you learn the skills that you may need.
Taking initiative is an important quality in successful contributors. So, go on, join a channel and introduce yourself to the community now!