Fedora Linux has been recognized as a “digital public good” by the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), a strategy group set up by UNICEF to promote sustainable development through open-source solutions that contribute to an equitable world.
The reasons Fedora was recognized include that Fedora:
promotes best practices and adheres to standards
creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users
is free of charge and comes with permissions to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense and/or sell copies of the software without restrictions other than that the same permissions must be granted to anyone using resulting products
adheres to privacy and other applicable international and domestic laws
shares personal information in limited and acknowledged ways
causes no harm
DPGA also notes that Fedora is actively used in 483 countries.
Source:: Network World – Linux