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Fedora Packages are maintained collectively by a community of both Red Hat members and volunteers.

Contributing roles

Contributing roles
This is only a suggestion for contributing roles. Only your imagination sets the limits.

OS Developer

Other useful links for Package Maintainers

Get Involved

  • Package Review Process - describes the formal review process (for both contributors and reviewers)
  • Packaging SIGs - Informal groups of packagers working on specific areas of the distribution
  • EPEL - Rebuild of Fedora packages for RHEL or compatible derivatives

Packaging Guidelines

The Packaging Committee handles the rules and guidelines for writing SPEC files for software in Fedora, which can be found on the Fedora Docs website. The most important ones:

Introduction to packaging

Procedures, Policies and Guides

Resources for Fedora Package Collection contributors

Important Mailing Lists

  • devel-announce is a low traffic, announcements only, list, where important development information is posted.
  • devel is a high traffic mailing list, where discussions about the development of Fedora are held.
  • package-announce is a very high traffic mailing list, where notifications are given for all the commits in any package in the Fedora repository. Note that the Fedora package database sends commit mails for packages you (co-)maintain.
  • packaging is the mailing list of the Fedora Packaging Committee, who determine the official packaging guidelines for Fedora projects.

Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)

Fedora technical management is organized by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).

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