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Freemedia program is for sending out Fedora media to end users. Please do not join the team if you require Fedora media, instead, please see Request Media
Thank you for your interest in Fedora Free Media Program! This is a volunteer driven initiative under Fedora Distribution Project that aims to distribute Fedora Media (DVDs) for free to individuals who can't afford to buy or download. Please note this is completely a community driven volunteer driven system - volunteers pay out of their own pockets for the media and the postage. More Fedora Ambassadors or Contributors are invited to participate . If you have any question about the program, please drop Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) an e-mail. Please do not write directly to program coordinators requesting media


What to expect

We expect from you to provide time and resources to:

  1. get the ISO of the current Fedora Release.
  2. do what you can to help out. 1 or 2 discs per month, is all we ask.
  3. pay the wrapping and postage to ship those disks.

You are not expected to provide boxes, printed sleeves or printed labels. Writing with a soft tip marker and a standard CD mailer is enough.
A FreeMedia Mailer has been created to aid this process and it is available here.

Feel free to donate more media and send printed disk if you wish. You can even send media to other countries if you wish. Please always keep in mind that this is a volunteer initiative and we strongly suggest that you not spend more that you can afford.

How to join

If you seek help please contact the coordinator for more info and support, Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
  1. Create an account at Fedora Account System (FAS). If you already are a Fedora Contributor, the go directly to the second step. (Please make sure to include Country Code in your FAS profile)
  2. Please make sure your personal wiki page is in place with your contact details. Please include your country of residence. Your personal wiki page will be located as the following example: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:<FAS_account> You can find out the template for personal wiki page here.
  3. Apply for "freemedia" group via Fedora Account System.
  4. Subscribe to Fedora Free Media Program Mailing List and wait for an approval. If you don't apply for 'Freemedia' group in FAS first, (as described in step 2) your subscription to the list will be rejected!
  5. Please drop Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) a short e-mail informing him of your membership requests
  6. Once your membership requests to the FAS group and the mailing list are approved, you MUST e-mail the Fedora Free Media Program Mailing List an e-mail introducing yourself.
  7. Optional:If you want to receive ticket updates from the trac, please subscribe to Freemedia Trac List

Why two lists?

  • Freemedia list is a low traffic list where you can ask questions and communicate ideas related to freemedia. Being on this list is mandatory.
  • Freemedia Trac list is a high traffic where every single transaction on the trac system is emailed. If one person open, assign , comment, or close a ticket one email is generated. This should be about 1750 mails every month. Being in this list is optional.

After you have Joined

  • Please read Standard Operating Procedure before you handle tickets.
  • A screen-casting is here .
  • After you are familiar with the process, you may go to Freemedia Ticketing System to take care of the request.
  • You may use the FreeMedia disc mailer to save on postage costs, it is available here.
  • You can use this message to comunicate with people you will serve in order to clarify what FreeMedia is about.
  • Add yourself to the Member List

Members of Freemedia Team

You can check if there is a freemedia contributor on your country at the Member List


Obsolete, link for historical purposes. If all these expectations are too much, you can still help us by Making a donation to the program.

Page owner

Please contact Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) regarding any queries on this page.