Fedora Infrastructure Documentation

This contains a development and system administration guide for the Fedora Infrastructure team.

The development guide covers how to get started with application development as well as application best practices. You will also find several sample projects that serve as demonstrations of these best practices and as an excellent starting point for new projects.

The system administration guide covers how to get involved in the system administration side of Fedora Infrastructure as well as the standard operating procedures (SOPs) we use.

Getting Started

Fedora Infrastructure is full of projects that need help. In fact, there is so much work to do, it can be a little overwhelming. This document is intended to help you get ready to contribute to the Fedora Infrastructure.

Create a Fedora Account

The first thing you should do is create a Fedora account. Your Fedora account will be used for nearly everything you do as a member of the Fedora community.

Once you’ve created your Fedora account, you need to read and sign the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA).

Subscribe to the Mailing List

Next, you should join the Fedora Infrastructure mailing list. You will need to log into your new Fedora account to subscribe. The mailing list is the best way to have a discussion with the entire Fedora Infrastructure community.

Join IRC

Join us on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to chat in real time. For a more thorough introduction to IRC, check out the Fedora Magazine’s beginner’s guide to IRC. There are many Fedora IRC channels on freenode. To start with, you should check out the #fedora-admin and #fedora-apps channels. These channels are for Fedora Infrastructure system administration and application development, respectively.

Next Steps

Congratulations, you are now ready to get involved in a project! If application development is what you’re interested in, check out our developer Getting Started guide.

If system administration sounds more to your liking, see the system administrator Getting Started guide.

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