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The Fedora Documentation Project creates, publishes and maintains the software documentation for the Fedora operating system.

Mission Statement

The mission of Fedora's Documentation Project is to improve the overall experience of Fedora users and contributors by providing documentation. We explain how to use certain software and systems, provide written accounts of special events (like releases), and recommend settings for software and systems (in terms of security, performance, and other concerns). In pursuing this work, the Docs Project creates and uses only free and open-source software, content, tools, and processes, so our documentation is reusable, modifiable, and rebuildable by anyone, for free, forever.

Joining the Documentation Project
To join the Fedora Documentation Project, jump to Joining the Docs Project for details on how to sign up. If you are interested in translating Fedora documentation, jump over to the L10n (localization) Project's wiki pages.

Communication Channels

  • Mailing List: For formal discussions, the Fedora Documentation Project uses the fedora-docs mailing list.
  • IRC: For informal discussions about Fedora Documentation, many members of the project frequent the #fedora-docs channel on
  • Meetings: Weekly Fedora Documentation Project meetings are held on Thursdays at 0001 UTC, in the #fedora-meeting channel on Check out the Meetings wiki page for past meetings minutes, and the agenda for the upcoming meeting.

How we do it.

Documents typically begin life on the Fedora wiki. This is to aid the development of the document until it can be finalized. Unfinished documents are categorized as Category:Draft_Documentation. Once the document is deemed complete, the Draft_Documentation category is replaced by the Category:Documentation category.

If the documentation is deemed to be "official" and in need of a more permanent home, the wiki pages are translated into Docbook XML of which can then be used to generate HTML and RPM files that are used to disseminate to the public. HTML files are published at and RPM files are published in the Fedora repository.

What we are working on now.

Published documentation can be found on or on this wiki under Category:Documentation. Draft documentation can be found under Category:Draft_Documentation.

We are working on a number of guides that aid users in setting up and using Fedora:

  • Installation Guide
  • Release Notes
  • Security Guide
  • SELinux Guide
  • User Guide
  • Deployment Guide
  • RPM Guide
  • Amateur Radio Giude

Project Administration

Documentation Licensing

All documentation produced by Fedora is released under the Open Publication License :



The following pages collect notes, hints, and other bric-a-brac that would otherwise be lost to the vagaries of the list archive's "search" function.

Check the FAQ on this wiki for general information on Fedora and links to other resources.


The central project workflow page is DocsProject/WorkFlow .

Pages in category "Docs Project"

The following 143 pages are in this category, out of 143 total.