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Fedora is a general purpose operating system built with the Linux kernel, and developed by a community supported project. It is sponsored by RedHat, and used to test new features for future use.

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The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

One of Fedora's main objectives is to provide software distributed under a free and open source license. It also seeks to to be on the leading edge of new technologies.

The name of Fedora derives from a volunteer project that provided extra software for the Red Hat Linux distribution, and from the characteristic hat used in Red Hat's shadow man logo.

Fedora Linux was started in 2002 by Warren Togami as an undergraduate project, intended to provide a single repository for well-tested third-party software packages so that non-Red Hat software would be easier to find, develop, and use.

The key difference between the approaches of Fedora Linux and Red Hat Linux was that Fedora's repository development would be collaborative with the global volunteer community.