Fedora Engineering Services’ to assist in furthering Fedora through technical abilities. Fedora is entirely volunteer based, typically the changes get done by the people doing the work. Sometimes though there are things that need to get done that volunteers are generally unable or unwilling to do. That’s where Fedora Engineering Services(FES) fits in. Team members have promised a certain number of hours per week to accomplish tasks. In many respects they’re like contractors.
But why is this a service?
Being a service team means that people come to them with requests and they do it. This is different to other engineering groups in Fedora. Some groups, like the KDE SIG are self serving working towards a common goal. FES, on the other hand, is completely others-serving. They have no vision or goals on their own, other then to assist those that have come to them for help.
Do you want to join?
They are constantly looking for people who can dedicate 4 hours of work per week or more. See the Fedora_Engineering_Services:Join for more information on what is required to become a team member.
Do you want to get help?
Submit a ticket at: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-engineering-services/newticket, and please be sure to select the proper component.
FES is not a end all solution. A good example what what FES would be good for could be:
FESCo needs to know how many rpms own files in /usr/local/
Sweet totally do able. But it is not a personal crew of Code Monkeys for your “I think Fedora should offer $crazyOrNotSoCrazyIdea, go do it!” FES specalizes on specific tasks with a beginning, middle and end. Something which would require any ongoing maintenance would likely be discarded.