This article is part of an ongoing series about how to earn specific Fedora badges. Learn more about the Science badge!

“Science”: What is it?

Science badge, given to Fedora kernel testers

“You completed a run of the kernel regression test suite”

The Science badge is categorized as a “Quality [Assurance] Badge” and is defined in this Trac ticket. But what’s the real scoop behind the Science badge?

In short, the Science badge is part of a larger series of badges given to anyone who helps test the Fedora kernel using a set of Python scripts to test for important functionalities of the kernel in your system. Running these tests and uploading the logs to the Kernel Development Team helps improve the kernel by providing useful insight and feedback for the kernel team to analyze. All it takes is running a few scripts, uploading logs, and boom – a new badge!

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