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I work for [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat]  as the [[FPL| Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  I also dabble in the following bits:
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I work for [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat] as an engineering operations manager. I joined the company in February 2008 and until July 2010, I served as the [[Project Leader|Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  I also dabble in the following bits:
* The [[DocsProject | Documentation team]], as a writer, editor, and part-time balladeer
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* The [[Docs Project | Documentation team]], as a writer, editor, and part-time balladeer
 
* Maintainer of fedora-release-notes and [[#Package_Maintenance|a few other useful packages]]
 
* Maintainer of fedora-release-notes and [[#Package_Maintenance|a few other useful packages]]
 
* Help with the [[Marketing]] team
 
* Help with the [[Marketing]] team
 
* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
 
* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
  
I also help drive the [http://fredlug.tux.org/ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group]  (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
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I help drive the [http://fredlug.tux.org/ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group]  (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
  
 
I was a founding member of the [[Board|Fedora Project Board]], and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.
 
I was a founding member of the [[Board|Fedora Project Board]], and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.
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In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
 
In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-install-guide-en/ Installation Guides for FC4, FC5]
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* Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinux-faq-fc5 SELinux FAQ for FC5]
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* SELinux FAQ for FC5
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/ Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4]
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* Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4
  
 
== Package Maintenance ==
 
== Package Maintenance ==
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* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]  
 
* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]  
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/mirror/ Mirror Tutorial for FC2]
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* Mirror Tutorial for FC2
 
* Web Publishing to docs.fedoraproject.org -- This subject is now covered in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/ Documentation Guide].
 
* Web Publishing to docs.fedoraproject.org -- This subject is now covered in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/ Documentation Guide].
  
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=== Goals ===
 
=== Goals ===
 
==== As the FPL ====
 
* Oversee the entire Fedora Project -- if it's in Fedora, ultimately I'm accountable for it.
 
* Work with the Fedora Program Manager (JohnPoelstra), Fedora Engineering Manager (TomCallaway), and the CommunityArchitecture team to make sure that Fedora is making constant, substantial progress in its mission to advance free and open source software.
 
* Chair the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]], and ensure that the Board is effectively advising and guiding the Fedora Project where needed.
 
* Be an effective bridge between the external volunteer contributor base and the contributor community inside Red Hat, such as RHEL engineers.
 
* Lower contributor barriers to the absolute minimum, and encourage others to get involved in FOSS through Fedora.
 
  
 
==== As a Contributor ====
 
==== As a Contributor ====
* Provide top-tier quality documentation for Fedora products.
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* Help develop a content management system to serve the needs of multiple teams such as the [[Marketing]] and [[Design]] teams.
 
* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
 
* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
 
* Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
 
* Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
  
=== Historical Qualifications ===
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=== Skill Areas ===
  
* The Fedora Project was my first work as an open-source contributor.
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HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)
* I have used Linux since 1997, Red Hat Linux 4.1 (Vanderbilt), and have used every Red Hat and Fedora distribution since.  I am comfortable with most aspects of system administration, and fellow sysadmins in my previous jobs often came to me with questions.  On the other hand, through working in Fedora I've met truly gifted sysadmins who make my work look pretty shoddy by comparison.
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* I have taught Linux to literally thousands of seminar attendees and classroom students (working professionals, mainly) using these products.
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* I work on the Fedora Documentation Project, and they seem to trust me.
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=== Skill Areas ===
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HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook, RHCE (need recert!), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)<BR>
 
 
MEDIUM/LOW:  XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, Perl, C/C++
 
MEDIUM/LOW:  XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, Perl, C/C++
  

Revision as of 01:38, 12 July 2010

Paul W. Frields
Paul W. Frields
Personal Information
Birthday:
Birthplace:
Home: http://paul.frields.org/
Fedora Information
FAS name: pfrields
Fedora email: pfrields@fedoraproject.org
IRC nick: stickster
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-art, #fedora-admin, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-qa, #fedora-bugzappers, #fedora-websites, #fredlug (and others)
Fedorapeople page: http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org
Miscellaneous Information
Private email:
GPG key: BD113717
Homepage: [ ]
Jabber:
RHCE Certificate: {{{rhce-cert}}}
RHCT Certificate: {{{rhct-cert}}}
Gtalk: {{{gtalk}}}
Twitter: http://twitter.com/{{{twitteruser}}}

I work for Red Hat as an engineering operations manager. I joined the company in February 2008 and until July 2010, I served as the Fedora Project Leader and chairman of the Fedora Project Board. I also dabble in the following bits:

I help drive the Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.

I was a founding member of the Fedora Project Board, and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.

Contents

Active Documents

These documents appear on the Fedora documentation Web site and in Docs CVS . I have done authorial or editorial work on the following documents:

In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:

  • Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
  • SELinux FAQ for FC5
  • Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4

Package Maintenance

I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in the Fedora package collection:

I no longer maintain the following Extras packages:

Obsolete Documents

These are deprecated because of changes over time to Fedora. Currently these still appear in CVS, but may eventually become wistful memories.

Self Introduction

Name: Paul W. Frields

Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA

Profession: Engineering Project Manager

Company: Red Hat, Inc.

Goals

As a Contributor

  • Help develop a content management system to serve the needs of multiple teams such as the Marketing and Design teams.
  • Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
  • Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.

Skill Areas

HIGH: bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)

MEDIUM/LOW: XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, Perl, C/C++

GPG Information

pub   1024D/BD113717 1997-09-19
Key fingerprint = 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233  5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
sub   4096g/46D87F1F 1997-09-19