We’re working on Fedora Strategy 2028 — our next five-year plan. We are now reviewing those Objectives and their associated Impact. Read this guide for details on the current planning phase.
This Objective is part of the Theme “We build on the success of Fedora.next” and the Focus Area Editions, Spins, and Interests. For general discussion of this focus area, please see the topic Fedora Strategy 2028: Focus area review (Editions, Spins, and Interests).
Objective and Impact
Objective: It’s trivial to create and maintain a new Fedora Spin or Remix.
Impact: Niche environments bring enthusiasm greater than their size — and allow experimentation which may power future growth.
Fedora has always been a great upstream distro — it’s made to make something from. This is how I got involved in the project in the first place: I used Fedora to make Boston University Linux. Over the years, some of our tools and process for doing this have gotten a bit rusty. We should sharpen them up.
People who want to show off a new idea for a desktop environment, a new way of configuring the OS, or some other specific innovation should be able to easily do that within the Fedora Project. No need to reinvent everything else needed for a successful distro: focus on the part that’s interesting to you.
Think that the default text editor should be
joe? Want to replace all of the core utils with Rust versions? Make the desktop default to light mode? You should be able to make a Fedora Linux variant like that, and share it with others.
Or, if you want to do something more intrusive, something building on Fedora but taking it in another direction… that should be easy too. Mix in your own software. Make an OS designed for network routers. Make a new enterprise distro.
When people do these things, new ideas flow back to us — and new contributors. We should make it really easy.
Our goal now
For this Objective and related Impact, validate that:
- If the Impact is achieved, it’s reasonable to expect an increase in active Fedora contributors.
- Success in the Objective logically results in the intended Impact.
- That link is reasonably sufficient — that is, it represents everything needed to have the Impact.
- While there might be other ways to have similar Impact, the chosen Objective is the right one for Fedora right now.
- The wording is precise and clear. The Objective is concrete, and the Impact is (at least a little bit) inspirational. Together, they fit into this Focus Area.
Bonus. If you can improve the longer explanatory paragraphs at the top of this post, that’s helpful too!
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