The Fedora Project Leader (FPL) is ultimately accountable for everything that happens within Fedora and in particular is responsible for maintaining Red Hat's relationship with Fedora and vice versa. He/She is Fedora's President, CEO, Chair, Fearless Leader, whatever-you-want-to-call-it. However the project leader is not a dictator, benevolent or otherwise. The FPL leads the Fedora Project Board and strives to do it by consensus.
The FPL is a full-time, Red Hat-employed job.
|Release||Fedora Project Leader|
|17, 16, 15, 14||Jared Smith|
|14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9||Paul W. Frields|
|9, 8, 7, 6, 5||Max Spevack|
|5, 4||Greg DeKoenigsberg|
|4, 3, 2||Cristian Gafton|
Releases that appear next to multiple names are due to the job responsibilities transitioning mid-release.
There are numerous FPL succession tasks that should be completed during any transition.