Fedora Server Working Group

The Fedora Server Edition working group, Peter Boy (pboy), Stephen Daley (mowest) Last review: 2024-03-18

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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. You can read the initial announcement of this initiative in the mailing list archive.

Here you will find 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 and long term work projects

Planned work projects

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

  2. Revisiting defaults…​ filesystem/partitioning

  3. 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 the problems you faced and how you solved them

Use one of the options below!

Getting in touch

  1. Using the mailing list at server@lists.fedoraproject.org is probably the easiest and most efficient method. Each member of the group has signed up and keeps an eye on it. Everyone can see the list and look at it. You only have to subscribe to the list to write a message.

  2. Another good option is to join one (or more) of our regular chat meetings. We currently meet regularly every 1st and 3rd Wednesday on Matrix, room 'Fedora Meeting'. You need to login with your Fedora account.

    The meeting time varies between summer and winter time. It is 18:00 UTC for winter time and 17:00 UTC for summer time. In this way, the local time remains constant for countries with a time changeover. This currently applies to all members of the Working Group. You may check your local time using e.g. date -d '2021-11-17 17:00UTC' on your Fedora Server terminal.

    Either introduce yourself at the beginning during 'roll call' and and we can arrange how to do things. Or simply wait for the last topic, which is usually "open floor". Take this opportunity to ask your question, make an announcement, etc. But sometimes we are short of time here. So the former option could be better.

  3. Another option is to post in our matrix room 'Server'. You must also be logged in to do this. Keep in mind that this is a synchronous communication channel and not everyone is online all the time. So it may take a while for someone to reply.

    We also have an IRC chat channel at #fedora-server@irc.libera.chat. You just need to join the fedora channel and can visit any group. It’s a very quiet channel today, where Fedora has switched to Matrix as the main communication channel. Be patient. It may take some time until someone does notice it and will answer. Mind you, IRC is a slow, calm medium.

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.