Community Publishing Platforms

Justin W. Flory, Fedora Council, Fedora Community, and others Version 1.1.1 Last review: 2020-10-02

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This policy page describes how Community Publishing Platforms are defined, reviewed, and moderated. It provides a loose framework of how moderation is handled in cases that involve the Fedora Trademark.

What are Community Publishing Platforms (or, Platforms)?

Community Publishing Platforms, shortened as Platforms, are content-focused websites that publish Creative Works with the Fedora Trademark. Platforms are places for expression of ideas and thoughts specifically related to or in the interest of the Fedora Project and its community.


Creative Works include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Blog posts

  • Pictures or photographs

  • Public social media posts

  • Other written communications depending on context

The Fedora Council reserves the authority to modify or expand the definition of Creative Works, based on unique context of the Fedora Project and the Fedora Community.

Community Publishing Platforms include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

What content is appropriate for Platforms?

Community Publishing Platforms feature Creative Works controlled by but not actively curated by the Fedora Community and Fedora Leadership. Platforms may be provided on infrastructure or web services hosted and managed by the Fedora Project or its sponsors. Community Publishing Platforms are not actively curated because they rely on decentralized community labor and contributions that are difficult to centrally control.

Creative Works on Platforms must comply with the Fedora Code of Conduct. These Creative Works are not officially endorsed by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, but must comply with existing trademark rules. If the Fedora Trademark is used, it must comply to this policy.

How to report a Creative Work

If you participate in an informally moderated Platform (e.g. Reddit, Telegram, Discord, etc.), work with Platform moderators first to report a Creative Work. For the provided examples, this could be a Sub-Reddit moderator, a Telegram group admin, or a Discord server admin.

If you are unsuccessful in working with Platform moderators OR a Platform moderator encourages you to do so, follow the reporting guidelines in the Fedora Code of Conduct. Specific outcomes will fall under the scope of the Fedora Code of Conduct.