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Mathieu Bridon

I'm a french junior system engineer in an IT service company specialized in FOSS.

I'm currently living in what others call "the most beautiful city in the world": Paris (they are so wrong -_-)

I also am a Novell CLP and a RHCE.

Realisations in the FOSS community


I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux, what a wonderful name :-). Since then, I've been an active member in the French community.

Mohamed Elmorabity and I co-founded the Fedora | Paris project. What we do is gather the Fedoristas who live in Paris and have diner more or less every 2 weeks, and more if the night goes on. Of course, we all already know each other on IRC or on the forums, so those meetings are more a way to know the non-geek-side of each other, and build friendship inside our community. The subjects of conversation can be geared towards Fedora but it is not mandatory. We are not a LUG, Fedora is merely what brought us together. Put in other words, Fedora | Paris aims at seeing what lays beyond the geeky mask. Fedora | Paris is also responsible of providing the restaurants and after parties for the Fedora Community regarding events organized in Paris. As a result, we are proud to count Max Spevack and Yaakov Nemoy as international guests (as well as the French community members who don't live in Paris but gave us a visit).

I also contribute to Fedora by packaging.

Under pressure (and guidance) from Thomas Canniot, I became a Fedora Ambassador in June 2008.

As of February 2009, I am the assistant secretary of the Fedora-Fr NPO.


I initiated Shomyu. The goal is to provide a web application for members of a community to locate themselves and add a short description about them.

Shomyu was born after frustration from not being able / wanting to use the proprietary Frappr service that Fedora-Fr was using at this time. Let's hope Shomyu can replace it if it ever gets in a working enough shape.


I participated in the organization of several events in France.

Plans for 2010

Here's what I want to do for 2010:

  • Help develop more the french speaking community and have it work in a less "insular" way.
    • Thomas and I published our 2009 activities and financial report and we will continue doing the same each year, which is a great first step in communicating on our actions
    • let's try and find more ways to have better relationship with the rest of the broader community
  • Collaborate more with the OLPC-France association, share events with them, ...
  • Put to use the XO that I bought and help the OLPC / Sugar projects.
  • Have shomyu actually used by some community (which means "start coding, you lazy me !" :)
    • So far, it seems like the Fedora, Mozilla, Mandriva-Fr, Slitaz and Ubuntu-Fr communities might be interested in using shomyu \o/