A complete free and open source operating system for laptops, desktops, servers, devices, clouds, and containers
Type of Digital Public Good
- Open content
- Open data
- ✅ Open software: Source Code Repository
- Open standard
- Open AI model
1. Is it relevant to one of the Sustainable Development Goals?
- 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
Evidence: Free access to our open source technology and community provides industry connections and the ability to learn best practices in an established technology project. Community members learn real skills that are relevant in the global job market.
- 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Evidence: Our project mission is directly aligned: Fedora creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.
2. Does it use an appropriate open license?
Yes, this project is licensed under the following license(s):
3. Is ownership clearly defined?
Is the ownership of the project and everything that the project produces clearly defined and documented?
If yes - please link to the relevant copyright, trademarks, or ownership documentation for the project.
4. Does the license of libraries/dependencies undermine the openess of the project?
Does this open project have mandatory dependencies (i.e. libraries, hardware) that create more restrictions than the original license?
If yes - are the open source components able to demonstrate independence from the closed component(s) and/or are there functional, open alternatives?
If yes - please describe how the open source components are independent and/or list the open alternatives for the closed component:
5. Is there documentation?
Does some documentation exist of the source code, use cases, and/or functional requirements. For software projects, this should be present as technical documentation that would allow a technical person unfamiliar with the project to launch and run the software. For data projects, this should be present as documentation that describes all the fields in the set, and provides context on how the data was collected and how it should be interpreted. For content, this should indicate any relevant compatible apps, software, hardware required to access the content and any instructions about how to use it.
If yes - please link to the relevant documentation:
6. Is non PII data and/or content accessible?
Does this project collect or use non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) data and/or content?
If yes - is there a mechanism for extracting or importing non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) from the system in a non-proprietary format?
If yes - describe the mechanism for extracting or importing non-personally identifiable information from the system in a non-proprietary format:
7. Does the project adhere to privacy and other applicable international and domestic laws?
Has this project taken steps to ensure adherence with relevant privacy, domestic, and international laws? For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union or the Supplementary Act A/SA.1/01/10 on Personal Data Protection for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (yes/no)
If yes, please list some of relevant laws that the project complies with:
8. Does the project adhere to standards and best practices?
Does this project support standards? (i.e. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 or other standards such as those listed on W3C)
Which standards does this project support (please list)
- x86-64 architecture
- ARM-hfp architecture
- Security standards: SSL
Can you point to evidence of your support? (i.e. please link to your validator, open test suite, etc.)
Was this project built and developed according to or in adherence with any design, technical and/or sector best practices or principles? i.e. the Principles for Digital Development?
Which principles and best practices does this project support (please list)
- Open source software development
- Upstream-first policy
- Community governance
- Rapid iteration and feedback
9. Does the project do no harm by design?
Has this project taken steps to anticipate, prevent and do no harm by design?
On the whole, does this project take steps to ensure that it anticipates, prevents and does no harm by design?
Is there any additional information you would like to share about the mechanisms, processes or policies that this project uses to avoid doing harm by design?
Our Commitment to Children's Online Privacy:
Out of special concern for children's privacy, Fedora does not knowingly accept online personal information from children under the age of 13. Fedora does not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to become registered members of our sites. Fedora does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information about children under 13.
In the event that Fedora ever decides to expand its intended site audience to include children under the age of 13, those specific web pages will, in accordance with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), be clearly identified and provide an explicit privacy notice addressed to children under 13. In addition, Fedora will provide an appropriate mechanism to obtain parental approval, allow parents to subsequently make changes to or request removal of their children's personal information, and provide access to any other information as required by law.
9.a. Data Privacy & Security
Does this project collect or store personally identifiable information (PII) data and/or content?
If yes - please list the types of data and/or content collected and/or stored by the project:
- Fedora may also collect personal data from individuals (with their consent) at conventions, trade shows and expositions. The types of personal data collected may include (but are not limited to):
- first and last name
- title and your company's name
- home, billing, or other physical address (including street name, name of a city or town, state/province)
- country code
- e-mail address
- telephone number
- any other identifier that permits Fedora to make physical or online contact with you
If yes - does this project share this data and/or content with third parties?
Please describe the circumstances with which this project shares data and/or content with third parties. Please add links as relevant.
- Unless you consent, Fedora will never process or share the personal data you provide to us except as described below. Fedora may share your personal data with third parties under any of the following circumstances:
- Your publicly available personal data in the Fedora account system, as described above, is accessible by anyone unless you, as the account holder, opt out as already described in this Privacy Statement.
- As required to provide service, and for e-mail housing (as a consequence of uses already described in this Privacy Statement). It is in Fedora’s legitimate business interest to provide all users an accurate record of data and content provided by Fedora’s services, and to maintain the integrity of that data and content for historical, scientific, and research purposes. This data and content may include but is not limited to email, code changes, comments, and artifacts.
- As required by law (such as responding to a valid subpoena, warrant, audit, or agency action, or to prevent fraud).
- For research activities, including the production of statistical reports (such aggregated information is used to describe our services and is not used to contact the subjects of the report).
If yes - does the project ensure the privacy and security of this data and/or content and has it taken steps to prevent adverse impacts resulting from its collection, storage and distribution.
9.b. Inappropriate & Illegal Content
Does this project collect, store or distribute content?
If yes - what kinds of content does this project, collect, store or distribute? (i.e. childrens books)
If yes - does this project have policies that describe what is considered innappropriate content? (i.e. child sexual abuse materials)
If yes - please link to the relevant policy/guidelines/documentation.
If yes - does this project have mechanisms for detecting and moderating innappropriate/illegal content?
If yes - please describe the mechanism for detecting, reporting and removing innapropriate/illegal content (Please include the average response time for assessment and/or action. Link to any policies or descriptions of how inappropriate content is handled):
9.c. Protection from harassment
Does this project facilitate interactions with or between users or contributors?
If yes - does the project take steps to address the safety and security of underage users?
If yes - please describe the steps this project takes to address risk or prevent access by underage users:
- We do not accept contributors under then age of 13
If yes - does the project help users and contributors protect themselves against grief, abuse, and harassment?
If yes - please describe the steps taken to help users protect themselves.
- We have a code of conduct for project contributors https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ and a Code of Conduct committee that handles reports.
Development & deployment countries
List of countries this project was developed in.
- United States of America
List of countries this project is actively deployed in.
- United Arab Emirates
- Antigua and Barbuda
- American Samoa
- Åland Islands
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Saint Barthélemy
- Brunei Darussalam
- Bolivia, Plurinational State of
- Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Cape Verde
- Christmas Island
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Western Sahara
- Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- Micronesia, Federated States of
- Faroe Islands
- United Kingdom
- French Guiana
- Equatorial Guinea
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Korea, Republic of
- Cayman Islands
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Saint Lucia
- Sri Lanka
- Moldova, Republic of
- Saint Martin (French part)
- Marshall Islands
- Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
- Northern Mariana Islands
- New Caledonia
- Norfolk Island
- New Zealand
- French Polynesia
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Puerto Rico
- Palestine, State of
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- Svalbard and Jan Mayen
- Sierra Leone
- San Marino
- South Sudan
- Sao Tome and Principe
- El Salvador
- Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- French Southern Territories
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Taiwan, Province of China
- Tanzania, United Republic of
- United States
- Holy See (Vatican City State)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
- Virgin Islands, British
- Virgin Islands, U.S.
- Viet Nam
- Wallis and Futuna
- South Africa