Fedora has been declared a "digital public good" by the DPGA

Fedora awarded as a public good

Among the operating systems whose main versions use GNOME, 3 stand out: Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora. Of those three, the only one that seems to have no hesitation when it comes to adding the latest news is the last one, and if not ask GNOME 40, a desktop that was not put in Stand by for the protagonist of this article and yes for the rest. Each project has a different philosophy, and that of Fedora it has served to win an award, one that recognizes it as a "digital public good."

More than an award, it is a recognition granted by the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DGPA), a strategy group under the UNICEF umbrella designed to promote sustainable development through open source solutions that contribute to an equitable world. There are several reasons why Fedora was declared a digital public good, and many of them could be applied to other Linux distributions, but it has been the distribution with the name of a hat that has led the way.

"Fedora promotes best practices and adheres to standards"

To be recognized by DPGA as a public good you have to use open code, data, artificial intelligence models, standards and content. The reasons for which Fedora has been recognized in this way are:

  • Promote best practices and adhere to standards.
  • It creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to create tailor-made solutions for their users.
  • It is free and comes with permissions to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense and / or sell copies of the software with no restrictions other than granting the same permissions to anyone using the resulting products.
  • Respect privacy and other applicable national and international laws.
  • Share personal information in a limited and recognized way.
  • It does not cause any harm.
  • Follow the privacy policy guidelines and make the privacy policy available to partners.

According to the DGPA, they have awarded Fedora because strives to create a more equitable world. If you are interested in seeing one of what the DGPA considers to be digital public goods, you only have to access your registration (Via networkworld).


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  1.   Anteodt4 said

    Well, congratulations to the f dora team, I have it in my team but I consider that there are exaggerated things I have seen that the gnome news is loaded first in manajaro, it is not for defending it but I think that fedora has become heavy and greedy of resources

  2.   David G said

    For average teams 6 years old or less, it is an attractive alternative. Although you prefer Debian, fedora has repositories of recent software, not as many as Debian, but updated versions. And fedora spin like jam, great alternatives to liveusb. A pity that my SSD is small and I cannot have both, to explore it thoroughly. I am a proponent of having the same distro on all my computers, and as Anteodt4 mentions, fedora may not suit well on limited hardware. And cinnamon is excellent, also compatible with gnome.