Join the Community

Fedora is more than open source; it is COMMUNITY source software. Fedora is implemented and supported by a vibrant, collaborative, international community of stakeholders from a wide variety of organizations, including academic and cultural heritage organizations, universities, research institutions, university libraries, national libraries, and government agencies.

Fedora is free and open source but we rely on the support of our community to fund and support our efforts. Institutions primarily support Fedora by joining LYRASIS as members and allocating funding to the project. Developers also contribute to the project by building features and fixing bugs.

Click here to learn more about how you can support Fedora as a stakeholder.


Communication takes place primarily via community mailing lists and the IRC channel. Meeting notes are publicly available on the wiki.