Fedora

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The Fedora Project is a community of contributors from around the world who rapidly advance open source software. The Fedora Project develops and maintains many software packages, and is best known for producing the Fedora linux distribution. There are four foundations which are the core values of the Fedora community: Freedom, Friends, Features, First.

A number of Seneca students and faculty are involved with the Fedora Project, and many courses in the Seneca School of Computer Studies use the Fedora linux distribution. Students a number of courses including the SBR600 Software Build and Release course are active contributors in the Fedora community. In addition, Seneca professor Chris Tyler is an active Fedora participant, the author of the O'Reilly book Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution, and a Fedora Project board member (F10-F11 2008-2009 and F13-F14 2009-2010).

Red Hat sponsors Fedora and provided grant funding during the 2008-2009 academic year to support student participation in the Fedora community.

One of the current Fedora projects is the construction and operation of a Koji build farm for the Fedora ARM Secondary Architecture.


The Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) was hosted by Seneca College in December 2009 (FUDCon Toronto 2009).

Twelve Seneca SBR600 students, faculty, and research staff attended FUDCon Tempe 2011 in January 2011.

A group of Seneca professors and students in the LUX Program attended FUDCon F11 in January, 2009. Here is a video about that event (by Colby Hoke, via Red Hat Magazine):

Download this video: Ogg Theora format

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