What is Fedora?

An operating system, a set of projects, and a mindset.

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.

More information about the Fedora Project is available here.

What is the purpose of the University Tour?

The purpose of the University Tour is to increase the awareness of Free Software in general, and specifically the Fedora Project, in college faculties and students across the United States.

More and more, the principles of Free and Open Source Software are making their way into Computer Science curriculums across the country, and the Fedora Project is committed to furthering this revolution. We want to bring our history of success in Free Software to faculties, and also demonstrate to these faculties that it is possible to not only use Free Software but also to teach Free Software.

Additionally, our goal is to grow the relationship that exists between the Fedora Project and various universities. Every stop on the University Tour will include meetings with faculty.

We are looking to make sure that today’s college students, who will be the next generation of
engineers, understand that Free Software and Linux is the most compelling option for success in the software industry. In any cases, students already know this, and our secondary goal is to show students the innovative work that Fedora is doing, and encourage their participation. We are looking to recruit new contributors, and in the end to identify potential rockstars to whom we give summer jobs.

What are the dates and locations?

Please see our schedule for all logistical information.


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