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This page is for historical reference only. The Fedora Foundation has been replaced by the Fedora Project Board , which includes both Red Hat and volunteer community leadership. Please read the full announcement .

The Fedora Foundation

On August 2005, Red Hat provided an update about the Fedora Foundation at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Here are several of the Foundation goals that were enumerated:

The Fedora Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its goal is to serve the Fedora community in the following ways:

  • By providing a non-profit entity to organize and manage volunteers.
  • By ensuring that the work of these volunteers remains forever free.
  • By providing a fundraising arm for the development and protection of Fedora and related open source projects.
  • By providing an entity for copyright assignment, so that what is free is also defensible in a court of law.
  • By funding patent filings for inventors in the open source community, so that dedicated individuals can help to build a protective patent shield around open source code.

The initial board of directors of the Fedora Foundation continues to develop its governance model in partnership with a community advisory board. More announcements are coming in the months ahead as key milestones are reached. For now, if you would like to contact the board, please e-mail directors at