Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations

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The following elections will take place in January 2015:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

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FESCo Elections January 2014

As per the FESCo election policy, the following finish their terms, and the seats are up for re-election:

More information at the FESCo wiki page.

For the last election, see Nominations July 2014

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Eligible Voters
Voting eligibility is determined by a community member's Fedora Account System (FAS) memberships.

To vote for FESCo you must have cla_done + one other "non-cla" group in FAS.

Candidates

User1 (user_1)

Introduction

  • Mission Statement:
  • Past work summary:
  • Future plans:

Kevin Fenzi (nirik)

Introduction

I've been involved with Fedora for almost 10 years now. I would like to continue to help guide technical decisions and make Fedora the best it can be.

  • Mission Statement:
    • To provide information and history to keep Fedora on track to being the best.
  • Past work summary:
    • (co)Maintainer of Xfce packages
    • Tons of other packages: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/kevin
    • Employed by Red Hat to lead Fedora Infrastructure
    • Lots of work with releng tasks helping out where I can.
    • I use both Xfce and Gnome3 these days (switching off)
    • I help out users in #fedora, fedora-users list and (time permitting) fedora-forum.
  • Future plans:
    • Keep Fedora 22 on track.
    • Rework the non responsive maintainer process (I know, I know, I have said I would before, but it really needs it).

Interview

Parag Nemade (paragan)

Introduction

A core Free and Open Source software engineer. I've been using Fedora since its very first release Fedora Core 1.

  • Mission Statement:
    • To make Fedora the _best_ technology platform for users and developers alike.
  • Past experience:
    • One of the leading package maintainer & a sponsor for Fedora. (my packages)
    • Active participant in devicing packaging guidelines, doing package reviews, grooming new packagers, fedora-qa, everything related to packages.
    • Employed by Red Hat in i18n group.
    • Love to help fellow Fedora users on lists and IRC.
  • Future plans:
    • To sanitise and improve the package base in Fedora.
    • Continue to participate in making Fedora the _best_ technology distribution.

Interview

Adam Jackson (ajax)

Introduction

I've deleted things you people wouldn't believe...

  • Mission Statement:
    • Fix problems, don't paper over them.
  • Past work summary:
    • Fedora and RHEL (co)maintainer for X11 and Mesa for 9+ years
    • Casual maintenance for a bunch of other stuff
    • Driveby contributions, mass rebuilds, and other broken-window work on pretty much the whole OS
    • At least one prior tour of duty on fesco
  • Future plans:
    • Reconcile the divergent demands of different product streams to mutual benefit
    • Identify pain points and bottlenecks in Fedora development and consumption processes (and render them unto the past tense)

Interview

Debarshi Ray (rishi)

Introduction

I am currently working on Fedora Workstation, and I joined the project in 2007.

  • Mission Statement:
    • Make Fedora more usable as an end-user facing (or client-side) operating system.
  • Past work summary:
    • Back port and issue fixes for various GNOME components.
    • Employed by Red Hat to work on Workstation, particularly GNOME.
  • Future plans:
    • Try to sanitize our updates process.

Interview

David King (amigadave)

Introduction

GNOME developer, working on Fedora Workstation.

  • Mission Statement:
    • Ensure smooth communication between working groups and FESCo, enabling a successful Fedora 22 and beyond
  • Past work summary:
    • GNOME developer for several years, maintaining several modules
    • Red Hat employee for just under 2 years, working on Fedora Workstation
    • I maintain some GNOME and MinGW packages in Fedora, and help out in the gnome-sig group
  • Future plans:
    • Support the activities of Working Groups, especially Workstation

Interview

Alberto Ruiz (aruiz)

Introduction

GNOME developer, Fedora Workstation contributor and Fleet Commander maintainer.

  • Mission Statement:
    • I would like to ensure
  • Past work summary:
    • Red Hat employee for about two years as the manager of the desktop apps team, working on Fleet Commander as of now
    • Worked for Canonical for two years in the Unity team
    • GNOME developer since 2005
    • I maintain ino a package for command line Arduino development
  • Future plans:
    • I want to make Fedora make the most ofthe new multiple product strategy
    • I want to help make Fedora Workstation a great product and a gateway for average users into Fedora and FOSS
    • I want to develop a coherent story across products so that by using Workstation users have obvious ways into the other products
    • I want to help develop a strategy for Fedora Atomic

Interview

Tomas Hozza (thozza)

Introduction

  • Mission Statement:
    • Make Fedora more secure and be pioneers in DNSSEC client side deployment.
  • Future plans:
    • Support the packaging, processes and testing automation.
      • I would like to integrate a promising tool rebase-helper with Fedora upstream release monitoring to help with package rebases.
    • Ensure that Fedora is the leading distribution in enabling DNSSEC on client side.
    • Ensure no important changes are made silently without proper discussion.
    • Encourage Fedora products diversity to fit users needs.

Interview