Attribution is the coin of the realm in FOSS. Giving credit where credit is due is one of the most important aspects of participation in this vibrant community of contributors. So, one of the ways we can help contributors who help us in Fedora, is by officially recognizing their efforts.
One way that we do that, in both an academic and non-academic context, is through official letters. This concept was proposed to the Fedora Council as part of our University Involvement Objective by Kushal Das, and this repository serves as the place where we can collaborate on the assets used in this program.
If you would like to request a letter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
If your work pre-dates this policy, then letters can be issued on an ad-hoc basis by an existing mentor
Elements of a formal proposal include: