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The following [[Elections|elections]] will take place in November/December 2012:
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The following [[Elections|elections]] will take place in May/June 2013:
  
* [[Board_nominations|Fedora Project Board]] (two seats)
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* [[Board_nominations|Fedora Project Board]] (three seats)
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations|FESCo (Engineering)]] (four seats)
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* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations|FESCo (Engineering)]] (five seats)
* [[FAmSCo_nominations|FAmSCo (Ambassadors)]] (three seats)
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* [[FAmSCo_nominations|FAmSCo (Ambassadors)]] (four seats)
* [[Name suggestions for Fedora 19|Fedora 19 Name]] (separate schedule from the committee elections)
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* [[Name suggestions for Fedora 20|Fedora 20 Name]] (separate schedule from the committee elections)
  
 
All dates and times noted are UTC time.
 
All dates and times noted are UTC time.
  
= Fedora Board Elections November/December 2012 =
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= Fedora Board Elections May/June 2013 =
  
For the last election, please look at [https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Board_nominations&oldid=291178 NominationsMayJune2012 ]
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For the last election, please look at [https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Board_nominations&oldid=313774 NominationsNovDec2012 ]
  
There are two seats up for elections this year:
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There are three seats up for elections this period:
* E1: currently held by [[User:Cwickert|Christoph Wickert]]
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* E3: currently held by [[User:Sparks|Eric Christensen]]
* E2: currently held [[JaroslavReznik|Jaroslav Reznik]]
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* E4: currently held by [[User:Nb|Nick Bebout]]
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* E5: currently held by [[User:Pbrobinson|Peter Robinson]]
  
 
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=== Questionnaire ===
 
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= Candidates =
  
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== [[User:jwboyer|Josh Boyer]] (jwb) ==
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=== Introduction===
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* '''Mission statement:'''
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**To ensure Fedora remains a high quality, leading edge distribution with a variety of uses.
  
= Candidates =
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* '''Past work summary:'''
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** I have been a Fedora user since its inception, and a Fedora contributor since around Fedora Core 4. In the past I've held positions on the Fedora Board and Fedora rel-eng teams. I was also part of the PowerPC secondary architecture effort. I've been on FESCo off and on since 2006. I am currently one of the three Fedora kernel maintainers.
  
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* '''Future plans:'''
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** Continue to let developers and contributors accomplish what they need with a minimum amount of process and overhead.  Continue to look at the distro as a whole with an eye on improving the usability and function for a variety of targets.
  
== [[User:jdulaney|John Dulaney]] (j_dulaney) ==
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== [[User:Sparks|Eric Christensen]] (sparks) ==
* '''Mission statement:''' To promote Fedora in my role as an ambassador; to continue to develop test criteria for new features coming into Fedora and evolve the QA process as needed to fit with the evolution of Fedora.  I will also strive to make sure that Fedora remains at the forefront of technology and to be the best Free distribution of Linux.
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=== Introduction===
* '''Past work summary''' I am a member of the Fedora Quality Assurance team.  I help write test cases for new features, I am a proven tester (testing critical path software updates), I test new releases starting prior to branching, and I help establish release criteria.  I am also a Fedora Ambassador, especially within the Fayetteville region.  I spread knowledge of Linux in general and Fedora in particular and inform people that they do have a choice for Freedom.
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* '''Mission statement:'''
* '''Future plans:''' Strive to improve the testing of Fedora; both personally and collectively throughout the QA team, to continue to educate people on the advantages of Linux and Free Software, and to continue to test Fedora.
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** To continue to make Fedora as open as possible for as many people and projects.
  
== [[User:vicodan|Dan Mashal]] (dan408) ==
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* '''Past work summary'''.
*'''Mission statement:''' To make Fedora better in any way I possibly can for users, sysadmins, and developers.
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** Docs Project, packager, and current Board member.
  
*'''Past work summary:'''  
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* '''Future plans:'''  
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** Strive to bring transparency, openness, and community to the Fedora Project.  I'd like to further the concept of the Fedora operating system as a platform as well as make Fedora an easier and better solution for our users when compared to other operating systems.
  
'''Package maintainer:'''<br>
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== [[User:mjg59| Matthew Garrett]] (mjg59) ==
-BitchX and Scrollz IRC clients<br>
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=== Introduction===
-MATE Desktop (official feature of Fedora 18) [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/MATE-Desktop MATE Desktop] <br>
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* '''Mission statement:'''
-Co maintainer of Cinnamon DE.<br>
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** To encourage a Fedora that attracts a diverse community founded on mutual respect and a desire to produce a world-beating Linux distribution.
[https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/vicodan My packages]
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* '''Past work summary:'''
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** I've been a Fedora user since 2008, and am active in various aspects of Fedora development including the kernel and Anaconda. I've served on FESCo and was a founding member of the Community Working Group, helping author the early drafts of our code of conduct and enforcement guidelines. I implemented significant portions of the Fedora UEFI Secure Boot support while at Red Hat, and continue to develop it since I left.
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* '''Future plans:'''
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** At a technical level, I'm going to continue working to improve Fedora's hardware support and make it as easy as possible for users to get Fedora onto their systems. At a social level, I want to be actively involved in the user base discussion. Fedora isn't just about satisfying the users we have, it's about the users we want - and it's important for us to identify what stands between us and achieving that goal. The hostile tone present on many of our project communication channels is a barrier to involvement and fits poorly with the inclusive focus of much of our publicity. This needs to change.
  
'''QA team/Triager/Bugzapper/Proventester:'''<br>
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== [[User:Vicodan| Dan Mashal]] (dan408) ==
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)<br>
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=== Introduction===
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow)<br>
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* '''Mission statement:'''
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**  To make Fedora better in any way I possibly can.
  
'''Ambassador:'''<br>
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* '''Past work summary:'''
-Held Fedora 17 release party in Walnut Creek, CA.<br>
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** This is both current AND past work:Maintain MATE and Cinnamon desktops, part time end user IRC support in #fedora, QA for 3 Fedora releases: 17, 18 and 19. I am also an active ambassador and maintain a wide variety of packages.
-Spoke at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group - Aug 1, 2012<br>
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-Hosted puppetconf 2012 Fedora booth<br>
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-Hosted OLPC Summit 2012 Fedora booth.<br>
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-Spoke at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group - Nov 1, 2012'''<br>
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*'''Future plans''':
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* '''Future plans:'''  
  
1) Improve communication between groups within Fedora.<br>
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* Working on Enlightenment as a new feature coming in Fedora 20.
2) To make Fedora the "cool" distro to use again. <br>
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3) To make Fedora easier to use for everyone. <br>
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4) To make it more accessible for the every day person. <br>
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5) To make Fedora the #1 free operating system on the planet.<br>
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Whether or not this can be accomplished as a board member, I'll do my best to try to get these things accomplished.<br>
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*'''Anything else you want to add:'''  The first time I installed Linux it was Slackware in 1996. Since then I had my first encounter with Red Hat Linux was version 5. I have run Fedora on production servers. Fedora is like my 2nd job and my passion and I want to see it be the best distribution it possibly can be.'''
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'''People I'd like to thank along the way whether I am elected or not:''' adamw, rdieter, MarkDude, leigh123linux, spot, nirik, inode0, rbergeron, jreznik, mrunge, bochecha, limb, elad661, quaid, lh, randomuser, dcr226, fenrus02, stefano-k, nmarques, perberos, panasnyc, caf, flashback, Amanas, dramsey, FranciscoD, Sonar_Gal, randomuser, dcr226, NiveusLuna, masta, jds2001, dgilmore, nb, cwickert.
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Enlightenment
  
By no means is that a list of "you people should vote for me", just a thank you for helping me even get here. Thanks.
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* Continue hard work on the QA team.
  
== [[User:Misc|Michael Scherer]] (misc) ==
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* Continue to be a very active participant in the Ambassadors group.
*'''Mission statement:''' Make sure the Fedora community grow and run as smoothly as possible, and to make sure thi is a welcoming environment
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*'''Past work summary:'''
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** coder on Fedora-review and rpmlint project and various others automated QA tools ( mostly for others distributions )
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** frequent presenter and helper for the Paris LUG for various distribution during the monthly LUG meeting, and for the various Fedora party organized since 3/4 years
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** member of the proventester group
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** serial package reviewer ( 60 since april 2012 ), helped on the Openshift Origin feature as tester and reviewer
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** founding member, packager representative, board member and secretary for 1 year of another linux distribution project (Mageia), left in April 2012 for private reasons.
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** packager and community sysadmin for Mandriva/Mageia since 2003, taking care of package like python and puppet, for Fedora since 2010, Linux user since 2002.  
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* '''Future plans:'''
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* Package reviewer/orphan adopter. List of packages I work on/own/maintain/watch:
I do not have any future plans to present, because to me, the board is here to serve the project, and in practice hold as much power as people who are wanting to do the job give to him. So anything I could or would do could be done without being on the board and so not related to my candidacy. Therefore, my goal is more to listen, help to solve issues for others, and provides guidance and advice based on my experience of community and free software.
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https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/vicodan
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* Plan to finish working on the MATE-Compiz spin for Fedora 19:
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MATE-Compiz_Spin
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* As a board member I would like to offer a fresh set of opinions. Ones that may or may not be popular but should be expressed. Mainly I would like to solve the issues that recur daily in #fedora for the users. Make it easier for contributors to join Fedora, improving our design choices and our reputation for overall stability.
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== [[User:Hguemar| Haïkel Guémar]] (number80) ==
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=== Introduction===
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* '''Mission statement:'''
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**  Ensure that Fedora community grows steadily and in a healthy way.
  
*'''Anything else you want to add:'''
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* '''Past work summary:'''
While my job is not related to Fedora ( I am just a part time sysadmin ), I must disclose that my employer is currently the main sponsor of Fedora. Also, I must confess that I was convinced to run for this election by a few people who will recognize themselves.
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** Package maintainer since 2006 (mostly python & gtkmm related stuff)
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** Active Ambassador since 2006
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** Fedora Community Member since 2004
  
== [[User:jreznik|Jaroslav Reznik]] (jreznik) ==
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* '''Future plans:'''  
* '''Mission statement:''' To attract new contributors (people/fellow teams/upstreams etc.) to join the Fedora community, in both technical and non-technical areas of Fedora, to act as a mirror what we are now and what we should be.
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** As a board member, i'll ensure that Fedora remains Fedora, it means a community-driven project that strives to lead and promote FOSS solutions. I won't tell you what to do but i'll listen and help to remove any impediments that bother our contributors and our broader community.
* '''Past work summary:''' Since I have joined Fedora Community I've touched a lot of it's core parts - from developer side as Fedora KDE SIG member, packager, system configuration etc.; community as Ambassador for Czech Republic and EMEA and now management as a guy with a head on release spike and (current) Board member.  
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** Help to redefine a shared vision and common goals, that's what we currently lacking.
* '''Future plans:''' Open the Board to the community (as we did with public IRC meetings, public release names review) and as stated in the Mission statement attract new so called "do-ers" as we need "a fresh blood" to continue the work in a different Fedora bodies (FESCo, FAmSCo, Board, CWG etc.).
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** About Fedora as a Platform vs Fedora as a Product (aka FaaP FaaP): i'm clearly a platform proponent though I agree that we need a strong product (Desktop spin) to attract more users (and so on, more contributors). We're lacking in three areas to improve that situation: QA which is man-lacking, tools (we need to push copr, improve automated QA), stronger SIGs
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** Fedora is a contributors driven project, contributors should have the last say in technical matters. We need to give more visibility to SIGs and find how we could make them more efficient.
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** The board represent the larger community, it includes end users not contributors only, we have to find how we could voice their concern to the contributors (SIGs or Fesco) without interfering.
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** The board is *servant leadership*, board members should spend more time meeting contributors and users, we can't voice them unless. All the candidates are active contributors but we have to get out of our comfort zone.
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** Improve our recruiting process: make the new contributors feel welcome, push outreach programs, put the *Friends* back in how we handle relationships between contributors. That includes working more closely with the Ambassadors board to better promote Fedora and liven the outreach programs.  
  
 
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The following elections will take place in May/June 2013:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

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Fedora Board Elections May/June 2013

For the last election, please look at NominationsNovDec2012

There are three seats up for elections this period:

More information on board seats history is available here

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Eligible Voters
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Candidate Template

Introduction

  • Goal statement:
  • Past work summary:
  • Future plans:
  • Anything else you want to add:

Questionnaire

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Candidates

Josh Boyer (jwb)

Introduction

  • Mission statement:
    • To ensure Fedora remains a high quality, leading edge distribution with a variety of uses.
  • Past work summary:
    • I have been a Fedora user since its inception, and a Fedora contributor since around Fedora Core 4. In the past I've held positions on the Fedora Board and Fedora rel-eng teams. I was also part of the PowerPC secondary architecture effort. I've been on FESCo off and on since 2006. I am currently one of the three Fedora kernel maintainers.
  • Future plans:
    • Continue to let developers and contributors accomplish what they need with a minimum amount of process and overhead. Continue to look at the distro as a whole with an eye on improving the usability and function for a variety of targets.

Eric Christensen (sparks)

Introduction

  • Mission statement:
    • To continue to make Fedora as open as possible for as many people and projects.
  • Past work summary.
    • Docs Project, packager, and current Board member.
  • Future plans:
    • Strive to bring transparency, openness, and community to the Fedora Project. I'd like to further the concept of the Fedora operating system as a platform as well as make Fedora an easier and better solution for our users when compared to other operating systems.

Matthew Garrett (mjg59)

Introduction

  • Mission statement:
    • To encourage a Fedora that attracts a diverse community founded on mutual respect and a desire to produce a world-beating Linux distribution.
  • Past work summary:
    • I've been a Fedora user since 2008, and am active in various aspects of Fedora development including the kernel and Anaconda. I've served on FESCo and was a founding member of the Community Working Group, helping author the early drafts of our code of conduct and enforcement guidelines. I implemented significant portions of the Fedora UEFI Secure Boot support while at Red Hat, and continue to develop it since I left.
  • Future plans:
    • At a technical level, I'm going to continue working to improve Fedora's hardware support and make it as easy as possible for users to get Fedora onto their systems. At a social level, I want to be actively involved in the user base discussion. Fedora isn't just about satisfying the users we have, it's about the users we want - and it's important for us to identify what stands between us and achieving that goal. The hostile tone present on many of our project communication channels is a barrier to involvement and fits poorly with the inclusive focus of much of our publicity. This needs to change.

Dan Mashal (dan408)

Introduction

  • Mission statement:
    • To make Fedora better in any way I possibly can.
  • Past work summary:
    • This is both current AND past work:Maintain MATE and Cinnamon desktops, part time end user IRC support in #fedora, QA for 3 Fedora releases: 17, 18 and 19. I am also an active ambassador and maintain a wide variety of packages.
  • Future plans:
  • Working on Enlightenment as a new feature coming in Fedora 20.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Enlightenment

  • Continue hard work on the QA team.
  • Continue to be a very active participant in the Ambassadors group.
  • Package reviewer/orphan adopter. List of packages I work on/own/maintain/watch:

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/vicodan

  • Plan to finish working on the MATE-Compiz spin for Fedora 19:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MATE-Compiz_Spin

  • As a board member I would like to offer a fresh set of opinions. Ones that may or may not be popular but should be expressed. Mainly I would like to solve the issues that recur daily in #fedora for the users. Make it easier for contributors to join Fedora, improving our design choices and our reputation for overall stability.

Haïkel Guémar (number80)

Introduction

  • Mission statement:
    • Ensure that Fedora community grows steadily and in a healthy way.
  • Past work summary:
    • Package maintainer since 2006 (mostly python & gtkmm related stuff)
    • Active Ambassador since 2006
    • Fedora Community Member since 2004
  • Future plans:
    • As a board member, i'll ensure that Fedora remains Fedora, it means a community-driven project that strives to lead and promote FOSS solutions. I won't tell you what to do but i'll listen and help to remove any impediments that bother our contributors and our broader community.
    • Help to redefine a shared vision and common goals, that's what we currently lacking.
    • About Fedora as a Platform vs Fedora as a Product (aka FaaP FaaP): i'm clearly a platform proponent though I agree that we need a strong product (Desktop spin) to attract more users (and so on, more contributors). We're lacking in three areas to improve that situation: QA which is man-lacking, tools (we need to push copr, improve automated QA), stronger SIGs
    • Fedora is a contributors driven project, contributors should have the last say in technical matters. We need to give more visibility to SIGs and find how we could make them more efficient.
    • The board represent the larger community, it includes end users not contributors only, we have to find how we could voice their concern to the contributors (SIGs or Fesco) without interfering.
    • The board is *servant leadership*, board members should spend more time meeting contributors and users, we can't voice them unless. All the candidates are active contributors but we have to get out of our comfort zone.
    • Improve our recruiting process: make the new contributors feel welcome, push outreach programs, put the *Friends* back in how we handle relationships between contributors. That includes working more closely with the Ambassadors board to better promote Fedora and liven the outreach programs.