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Ben Cotton

I am an occasional contributor to and the former leader of the Fedora Docs group. I also co-maintain the condor packages. My day job is the Senior Support Engineer for Cycle Computing, a leader in cloud-based high-performance/high-throughput computing. I have degrees in meteorology and IT project management and have an unhealthy interest in researching open source licenses and communities.



IRC: bcotton on the freenode IRC network

Other Information

  • GPG key: 0xAB46AA74
  • Location: Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Activities within Fedora

My Badges

  Involvement  Mugshot  Bloggin' it! (Planet III)  Bloggin' it! (Planet I)  Bloggin' it! (Planet II)  Embryo  Tadpole  Egg  Working' a Beat (Beat Writer I)  Junior Badger (Badger I)  Working' a Beat (Beat Writer IV)  Working' a Beat (Beat Writer III)  Working' a Beat (Beat Writer II)  Tadpole with Legs  Junior Editor  Let Me Introduce Myself  You can call me "Patches" (SCM I)  Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I)  If you build it... (Koji Success I)  Associate Badger (Badger 1.5)  Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I)  White Hat  Take this and call me in the morning  Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I)  Associate Editor  Origin  Novice (Wordsmith I)  Bloggin' it! (Planet IV)  Macaron (Cookie I)  You can call me "Patches" (SCM II)  If you build it... (Koji Success II)  Bona Fide  What goes up... (Koji Failure I)  Froglet  Fedora 25 Change Accepted  LISA16  In Search of the Bull (Tester I)  You can call me "Patches" (SCM III)  Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II)  Bob Loblaw (Planet V)  Speak Up!


I am an owner or co-owner of

  • condor
  • wordgrinder
  • latex2html


I joined the Marketing team in December 2017. I'm interested in starting an I am Fedora short video series.

Documentation Project

I was volunteered to be the Docs project leader in November 2011. Mostly my contributions involve administrivia, easy bug fixes, and occasional chapters about printing. I sort of faded away from the docs project when life got in the way.

I have a page of DocBook notes because I haven't found one elsewhere on the wiki. I also have a page of User:Bcotton/Useful_links because I can never seem to find what I'm looking for via the wiki search.