Fedora Server Working Group

The Fedora Server Edition working group, Peter Boy (pboy), Stephen Daley (mowest) Last review: 2023-04-18

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The Fedora Server Working Group is the team of people working on putting together the Fedora Server Edition, the official Fedora server distribution. The founding initiative can be referred here.

You will find here information about the overall ideas and goals behind Fedora Server Edition, who is working on it, how the work is organized and how we ensure long-term reliability, attractiveness and availability. And, of course, you can learn where and how you can contribute to Fedora Server Edition and become a member of our team.

Everyone interested in Fedora Server Edition is cordially invited.

Here you will not find any user documentation for Fedora Server Edition, nor any information on why and how to employ a Fedora Server. We maintain a dedicated Fedora Server user documentation for that purpose.

Our vision

Anyone should be able to confidently obtain, configure and deploy software services that address their needs using readily-available and trustworthy recipes. (September 6, 2016 meeting).

Our mission

Fedora Server Edition is an ecosystem ideal for creating and operating validated service roles addressing most computing needs (September 6, 2016 meeting).

Currently ongoing long term work projects

  1. Facilitated deployment of key services by combining rpm and Ansible

  2. Improved support for off-premise Kickstart and pxe installation

  3. Revisiting defaults…​ filesystem/partitioning

  4. Easy integration into multi-node environments with tools like Ansible

You are welcome to join and to contribute

You don’t have to be a programmer, a developer or a technical nerd to contribute to the development of Fedora Server. We are especially interested in feedback from our users and potential new users.

  • Please, tell us about your usage of Fedora Server

  • Tell us about problems you found and how you resolved it

Use one of the options below!

Getting in touch

  1. The easiest way is probably our chat at #fedora-server@irc.libera.chat. You just need to join the fedora channel and can visit any group. #fedora-server is a rather quiet channel. Everyone is mostly lurking. Feel free to ask a question. But be patient. It may take some time until someone does notice it and will answer.

    Mind you, IRC is a slow, calm medium.

  2. The second best way is the mailing list at server@lists.fedoraproject.org. But you must join the list before you can post a message.

  3. Another good way is to join our IRC meeting and just listen for the last topic, which is usually "open floor". Take this opportunity to ask your question, make an announcement, etc. However, there is often very little time left for this topic.

    Currently we meet regularly every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 17:00 UTC. You may check your local time using e.g. date -d '2021-11-17 17:00UTC' on your Fedora Server terminal.

Don’t hesitate to make contact! We are an open minded and friendly community of people with a great variety of skills, interest, and capabilities – by no way a closed bunch of oddball, highly technical nerds.