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¿Qué es Fedora?

The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. Or, in plain English, we make an operating system and we make it easy for you to do useful stuff with it.

¿De qué va Fedora?

The Fedora community includes thousands of individuals with different views and approaches, but together we share some common values. We call these the “Four Foundations”: Freedom, Friends, Features, and First.



Four Foundations: Freedom

We are dedicated to free software and content.

Advancing software and content freedom is a central community goal, which we accomplish through the software and content we promote. We choose free alternatives to proprietary code and content and limit the effects of proprietary or patent encumbered code on the Project.

Sometimes this goal prevents us from taking the easy way out by including proprietary or patent encumbered software in Fedora. But by concentrating on the free software and content we provide and promote, the end result is that we are able to provide:

  • releases that are predictable and 100% legally redistributable for everyone;

  • innovation in free and open source software that can equal or exceed closed source or proprietary solutions;

  • and, a completely free project that anyone can emulate or copy in whole or in part for their own purposes.


Four Foundations: Friends

We are a strong, caring community.

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The Fedora community is made up of people from all walks of life, working together to advance free software. There is a place in Fedora for anyone who wants to help, regardless of technical skill level, as long as they believe in our core values.

Like any friends, we occasionally disagree on details, but we believe in finding an acceptable consensus to serve the interests of advancing free software. We believe in a strong partnership between Red Hat and our enormous volunteer community, since they both provide essential contributions that help the Fedora Project succeed.

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Four Foundations: Features

We care about excellent software.

The Fedora community creates many of the technical features that have made Linux powerful, flexible, and usable for a wide spectrum of millions of users, administrators, and developers worldwide. We recognize the status quo is worth changing to empower additional end-users, or to create a more flexible and powerful environment for building new solutions on the free software we provide.

We also believe that these changes are best developed in direct concert with the upstream software communities whose work is part of the Fedora distribution. We work with the upstream in cases where we find opportunities for improvement, so all free software users benefit — even if they don’t use Fedora directly. Our feature development is always done openly and transparently, and anyone may participate.


Four Foundations: First

Estamos comprometidos con la innovación.

No estamos contentos con dejar que otros hagan todo el trabajo pesado en nuestro nombre; proporcionamos lo último en software gratuito estable y robusto, útil y potente en nuestra distribución de Fedora.

En cualquier momento, la última plataforma Fedora muestra la futura dirección del sistema operativo como es experimentado por cualquiera desde el usuario del sobremesa de casa hasta el cliente de empresa de negocios. Nuestro ciclo de versiones rápido es el principal factor habilitantes en nuestra capacidad de innovar.

Reconocemos que también hay un sitio para la estabilidad a largo plazo en el ecosistema de Linux y es ahí donde diversas distribuciones de Linux orientadas a la comunidad y a los negocios están disponibles para servir a esa necesidad. Sin embargo, el objetivo del Proyecto Fedora de avanzar en el software libre dicta que el mismo Proyecto Fedora persiga una estrategia que preserva el impulso de avance técnico y de modo colateral el progreso en la construcción de la comunidad. Fedora siempre tiene como objetivo proporcionar el futuro en primer lugar.

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Our Vision

The Fedora Project envisions a world where everyone benefits from free and open source software built by inclusive, welcoming, and open-minded communities.

As a project, we want everyone to live in a universe of free and open source software; the user should be in control of their computing. But it’s not enough that the software is there, waiting to be used. It has to be accessible and usable. This vision also reflects our community approach — the Friends foundation. Fedora isn’t bits and bytes. Fedora is our people, and we want the statement to include our vision of a healthy community.

Nuestra misión

Fedora crea una plataforma innovadora para equipos, nubes y contenedores que permite a desarrolladores de programas y a la comunidad crear soluciones hechas a medida para sus usuarios.

At the operating system level, we don’t just integrate. We do new things — we build a platform, not just a distribution. The Features and First foundations drive us to innovate. We do all of this as a transparent, collaborative community of Friends, and entirely as open source and free software — Freedom.

Nuestro método

The Fedora Project is a center for innovation in free and open source software. In our community, contributors of all kinds come together to advance the ecosystem for the benefit of everyone. The Fedora community contributes everything it builds back to the free and open source world and continues to make advances of significance to the broader community, as evidenced by the regular and rapid incorporation of its features into other Linux distributions. Regardless of which Linux distribution you use, you are relying on code developed within the Fedora Project.

We believe software patents are harmful, a hindrance to innovation in software development, and are inconsistent with the values of free and open source software. While tightly integrating proprietary and patent encumbered components might superficially improve ease of use, this practice does not benefit the community in the long run. The Fedora community prefers approaches that benefit the progress of free software in the future over those that emphasize short term ease of use.

Nuestra comunidad

Fedora is more than just software. It is a community of contributors from around the world, including volunteers and Red Hat employees, who work with each other to advance the interests of the free culture movement. Everyone is invited to join. No matter what your skills are, we have a place for you in our community! We are software engineers, designers and artists, system administrators, web designers, writers, speakers, translators, and more — and we are happy to help you get started.

We believe that all contributors should be excellent to each other. By creating an environment for constructive contribution, we can more effectively and successfully compare and challenge different ideas to find the best solutions for advancement, while building the size, diversity, and strength of our community.

Liderazgo y gobernanza

The Fedora Council is responsible for stewardship of the Fedora Project as a whole, and supports the health and growth of the Fedora Community. As in any large project, there are many different levels of responsibility, accountability, and decision-making. As a general rule, we want people working on a Fedora subproject to be make meaningful decisions about their areas of interest and expertise. More details are available on our page on Fedora Leadership.