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+Title: Celebrating Fedora 25 with freenode
+Author: Justin W. Flory (jflory7)
+Date: 2016-12-17T14:49-05:00
+Slug: celebrating-fedora-freenode
+---
+
+![Celebrating Fedora 25 with freenode](../../static/img/celebrating-fedora-freenode.png)
+
+On November 22nd, 2016, the [Fedora
+Project](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview) released Fedora 25,
+the latest and greatest version of our
+[Linux-based](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel) operating
+system. For [over thirteen
+years](https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2003-November/msg00000.html),
+the Fedora community has worked to bring the leading edge of open source
+development to the world. Fedora's focus is guided by its [Four
+Foundations](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Foundations): *Freedom,
+Friends, Features, First*. *Freedom* is representative of Fedora's
+commitment to championing free and open source software and contributing
+back to upstream projects for the benefit of the open source community.
+*Features* stands for Fedora's commitment to driving some of the newest
+features *First* before anyone else. Some of these examples include the
+[Wayland display
+server](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)),
+[systemd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemd), and [GNOME
+3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME#GNOME_3). Perhaps most
+importantly, *Friends* are for the friendships made by contributors from
+around the world who help make every release of Fedora possible. Part of
+why *Friends* is an important part of the Four Foundations is
+communication. Fedora community members come from all over the planet,
+including six out of seven continents. The tools we use to communicate
+help us collaborate, solve problems, and build friendships. IRC and
+freenode are an important part of how we communicate. Fedora registered
+our first channel on freenode on December 29, 2002. As we celebrate
+thirteen years of open source collaboration and the newest release of
+Fedora 25, the Fedora community wanted to reflect on our longstanding
+relationship with freenode.
+
+How Fedora uses freenode
+------------------------
+
+As a large open source project, there are many different teams and
+sub-projects in Fedora that help move us toward a new release. Just like
+there are many parts to a car's engine, there are many parts to Fedora's
+engine. Some of these groups are officially recognized sub-projects like
+the [Design team](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design), [Community
+Operations](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps), or [Docs
+team](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs_Project). Other times, they
+are informal [Special Interest
+Groups](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:SIGs) (SIGs) that bring
+contributors together to focus on specific topics like programming
+languages or desktop environments, like the [Python
+SIG](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Python) or [KDE
+SIG](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE). Usually, each of these
+groups or teams will have their own IRC channel to coordinate in. The
+Design team uses `#fedora-design`, the Python SIG uses `#fedora-python`
+and so on. In total, Fedora has over 175 registered channels to its
+name. Frequently, teams will hold public meetings in the freenode
+channels to work through tickets, plan ahead on upcoming tasks, or
+discuss important topics for their team. There are a series of special
+meeting channels used for this purpose. Using the
+[MeetBot](http://meetbot.debian.net/Manual.html) plugin, Fedora uses our
+own [zodbot](https://github.com/fedora-infra/supybot-fedora) to help run
+meetings, mark up links or important ideas, and create a pretty HTML
+summary at the end of the meeting. All of these summaries and full logs
+are found at
+[meetbot.fedoraproject.org](https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/).
+
+Tips to using IRC effectively
+-----------------------------
+
+There are countless different workflows, IRC clients, and handy plugins
+available to customize the IRC experience. In the spirit of the
+*Friends* Foundation and the Code of Conduct, Fedora contributors are
+encouraged to [always be excellent to one
+another](https://getfedora.org/code-of-conduct). It's important to
+follow good manners in any IRC channel, Fedora or any other. Having good
+manners in IRC are as important as it is in real life. Be courteous to
+others, and if in doubt, it's good to assume the best intentions by
+others. IRC is important for Fedora, and many contributors have put
+together guides of our own as well. You can read more tips from the
+Fedora team in our [IRC Beginner's
+Guide](https://fedoramagazine.org/beginners-guide-irc/) on the [Fedora
+Magazine](https://fedoramagazine.org/).
+
+What's next for Fedora?
+-----------------------
+
+As 2016 comes to an end, we're wrapping up on our own new release of
+Fedora 25. The Fedora community is looking forward to helping drive open
+source innovation and contributing to the Linux community for many years
+to come. Feodra currently has more than 2,000 contributors, and in the
+tenth percentile of active contributors, 65% of them are from the
+community ([State of Fedora, Flock
+2016](https://mattdm.org/fedora/2016flock/StateofFedoraAugust2016-v160731a.pdf)).
+The Fedora steam engine is chugging ahead, and we're excited to see
+where it takes us next. We're happy to be able to have shared past,
+current, and future milestones together with the freenode community.
+Keep an eye out for Fedora Ambassadors in Europe during
+[DevConf](https://devconf.cz/) and [FOSDEM](https://fosdem.org/2017/).
+You can also find us in North America at [BrickHack
+2017](https://brickhack.io/). And there will be more events all through
+the year you can keep an eye out for us at!
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