Fedora's Core Purposes

Michael Tiemann tiemann at redhat.com
Fri Sep 18 14:59:42 UTC 2009

John Poelstra wrote:
> I was recently reviewing this page and a number of other pages that 
> talk about the Fedora Project (not our the Fedora distribution)
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives
> I'm working a blog post that provides more detail on this.  In the 
> meantime, I think this page could be broken into three primary 
> purposes and each of the bullets merged under those purposes.
> 1) Building and releasing a distribution
Insert                                      ^ free (as in freedom)
> 2) Building communities
> 3) Furthering the science (methodologies) and practice of building 
> communities
> I think it is important that we place a tight limit on the number of 
> *core* purposes.  Is there anything else that the Fedora Project does 
> that could not be captured under these three headings?
If you don't like "free", you can insert "principled" and explain that 
we define a set of course *values* to which our purposes are means of 
expression of those values.


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