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The past year was challenging for the Fedora Project due to the changes introduced by the COVID-19 outbreak, but we still expertly delivered two releases on time: Fedora 32 and Fedora 33 🎉. The most substantial change in the F33 was the changing of filesystems for desktop variants with BTRFS being the new default filesystem. Fedora IoT has been promoted to an Official Edition alongside to Workstation and Server. Fedora’s popularity in the tech community did not go unnoticed by Lenovo and Lenovo is now shipping Fedora Workstation on selected laptop models.
On the Fedora community side, we have managed to gather more attendees than ever at our conferences due to going virtual, with Nest with Fedora, F33 Release Party, and Fedora Women’s Day 2020. We also socialize weekly at our Fedora Social Hour, we welcome you to join us! More info here. The community focused side of Fedora is also working hard on an Revamp for their various outreach teams, and it is soon to be elevated to a Fedora Objective. Learn more about the Revamp here.
With the release of F33 in October 2020, Fedora 34 is now in the making! Do you have any ideas or suggestions for future releases? Join the devel mailing list where development and testing discussion happens. Check out the Fedora 34 wiki page with all the important details for the upcoming release. The Fedora Project will continue to hold virtual events in 2021, such as release parties, virtual team meet ups, Fedora Women’s Day and Nest to Fedora. We are excited about how successful our 2020 events went, and we are going to continue to improve them this year. The silver lining of being all virtual is we are able to reach a broader audience of Fedorans than ever before. We welcome you to join our Fedora community events: share your own story, listen to what the rest of the community has to say, and meet the faces behind this global project.
Are you new to The Fedora Project and you don’t know where to start? You can start by joining #fedora-join on (Telegram, Matrix & IRC on Freenode), where a welcoming group of Fedorans will help guide you. The Fedora Join SIG is made up of new and old contributors who have a passion for Fedora and helping others get involved. They help you with:
What would FOSDEM be without swag? That’s what we thought so we decided to share Fedora goodies in a raffle contest for this year’s FOSDEM! How to enter the raffle? Join our chat room to find the raffle entry link. You will need to enter your name and email address to enter. We will randomly draw 100 winners on February 8th, at 5PM UTC. The winners will receive a follow up form to provide shipment information. Please see full Terms & Conditions in the entry form. Also, don’t worry if you are a veteran Fedoran and are involved with the community, there will be plenty more chances to receive swag during 2021.
We are excited to meet you at FOSDEM 2021! Please join us for a dedicated Social Hour at 3PM UTC on both Saturday February 6th & 7th. More info in our chatroom.
Event badges are an excellent addition to your Fedora Badge collection. Join our Fedora Project Stand chatroom on Element to learn more about Fedora Badges and grab yours today!