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I work for an MNC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I am an OpenSource Promoter.
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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:
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* The [[Docs Project | Documentation team]], as a writer, editor, and part-time balladeer
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* Maintainer of fedora-release-notes and [[#Package_Maintenance|a few other useful packages]]
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* Help with the [[Marketing]] team
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* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
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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.
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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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== Active Documents ==
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* [[/Drafts| Drafts and Downloads]]
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These documents appear on the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora documentation]  Web site and in [http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/docs.shtml Docs CVS] .  I have done authorial or editorial work on the following documents:
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/ Installation Guide]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/ Release Notes]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/jargon-buster/ Jargon Buster]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/translation-quick-start-guide Translation Quick Start Guide]
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In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
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* Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
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* SELinux FAQ for FC5
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* Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4
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== Package Maintenance ==
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I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in [[PackageMaintainers| the Fedora package collection]]:
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* {{package|blogtk}} -- GNOME application for editing/maintaining blogs
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* {{package|fedora-release-notes}} -- Release Notes for Fedora
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* {{package|foremost}} -- Recover files by "carving" them from a raw disk
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* {{package|nautilus-open-terminal}} -- Nautilus extension for an open terminal shortcut
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* {{package|nautilus-search-tool}} -- A Nautilus extension that makes searching for files easier
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* {{package|nautilus-sendto}} -- Nautilus context menu for sending files
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* {{package|odfpy}} -- Python library for manipulating OpenDocument files
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* {{package|opal}} -- Open Phone Abstraction Library
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* {{package|perl-PatchReader}} -- Utilities to read and manipulate patches and CVS
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* {{package|php-LightweightPicasaAPI}} -- A lightweight API for Picasa in PHP
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* {{package|php-phpSmug}} -- PHP wrapper for the SmugMug API
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* {{package|pioneers}} -- Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
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* {{package|python-mwlib}} -- MediaWiki conversion library for Python
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* {{package|xmldiff}} -- Tree to tree correction between XML documents
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* {{package|xmlstarlet}} -- Command Line XML Toolkit
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* {{package|zikula}} -- Zikula is a free open source Web Application Framework
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* {{package|zikula-module-News}} -- Manages news articles on your Zikula site
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I no longer maintain the following [[Extras| Extras]] packages:
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* {{package|drivel}} - dead upstream
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* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} - moved into ''gnome-games''
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== Obsolete Documents ==
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These are deprecated because of changes over time to Fedora. Currently these still appear in CVS, but may eventually become wistful memories.
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* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]
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* Mirror Tutorial for FC2
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* 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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== Self Introduction ==
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Name: Paul W. Frields
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA
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Profession: Engineering Project Manager
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Company: [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat, Inc.]
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=== Goals ===
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==== As a Contributor ====
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* Help develop a content management system to serve the needs of multiple teams such as the [[Marketing]] and [[Design]] teams.
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* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
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* Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
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=== Skill Areas ===
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HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)
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MEDIUM/LOW:  XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, C/C++
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== GPG Information ==
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<pre>pub  1024D/BD113717 1997-09-19
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Key fingerprint = 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233  5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
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sub  4096g/46D87F1F 1997-09-19</pre>
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[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]

Revision as of 07:11, 31 January 2011

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-mktg, #fedora-admin, #fedora-advisory-board, #fedora-ambassadors, #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, 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