Fedora Linux has been recognized as a digital public good by the Digital Public Good Alliance (DPGA), a UN-backed organization aimed at promoting open source technology to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The DPGA defines a digital public good as:
- Open source software
- Open data
- Open AI models
- Open standards
- Open content
All digital public goods must adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices and help attain the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Projects recognized as a digital public good must also meet the DPG Standard to illustrate they truly encapsulate open source principles.
The Digital Public Good Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, working to accelerate the attainment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of and investment in digital public goods.