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When a new writer/editor joins the Documentation Project, we ask that he/she introduces themselves on the Fedora Docs mailing list. To sign up for the list, visit the docs list signup page . The primary purpose of this is to begin the process of building trust by learning about the writer/editor, and downloading their GPG key.

Personal Information
Fedora is a very visible and transparent project, which means that its mailing lists are archived and mirrored in many places on the internet outside of our control. Please use caution when sharing personal information with Fedora on a mailing list, because it is not possible for us to remove any postings from the wider Internet universe after they are sent. For more details, please refer to Fedora's Privacy Policy.
The below items in bold are Requested while the other items are optional but recommended.

The purpose of all this is to break anonymity and foster real-world community within the project. You are under no obligation to reveal personal secrets. The objective is to establish a level of trust with yourself and the other members of the project.

A question to keep in mind is:

~+What do you want to know about people before working with and trusting them?+~

Then tell us what you would want to know about yourself.


  • Self-Introduction:


  • What other projects or writing have you worked on in the past?
  • What level and type of computer skills do you have?
  • What other skills do you have that might be applicable? User interface design, other so-called soft skills (people skills), programming, etc.
  • What makes you an excellent match for the project?
  • GPG KEYID and fingerprint
    • See Creating GPG Keys for help and instructions if you don't have a GPG key.
    • Be sure that your GPG key is uploaded to Use "gpg --keyserver --send-key KEYID".
    • Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long, while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
    • Below is an example of the GPG text suitable for cut & paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
[warren@computer ~] # gpg --fingerprint 54A2ACF1
pub  1024D/54A2ACF1 2002-11-25 Warren Togami (Linux) <>
Key fingerprint = 785A 304B 08C1 F291 F54F  9A68 6BDD FE8E 54A2 ACF1
sub  2048g/4AD75982 2002-11-25 [expires: 2007-11-24]