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The following elections will take place in November/December 2012:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

Fedora Board Elections November/December 2012

For the last election, please look at NominationsMayJune2012

There are two seats up for elections this year:

More information on board seats history is available here

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To vote for the Fedora Project Board you must have cla_done in FAS.

Candidate Template


  • Goal statement:
  • Past work summary:
  • Future plans:
  • Anything else you want to add:


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John Dulaney (j_dulaney)

  • Mission statement: To promote Fedora in my role as an ambassador; to continue to develop test criteria for new features coming into Fedora and evolve the QA process as needed to fit with the evolution of Fedora. I will also strive to make sure that Fedora remains at the forefront of technology and to be the best Free distribution of Linux.
  • Past work summary I am a member of the Fedora Quality Assurance team. I help write test cases for new features, I am a proven tester (testing critical path software updates), I test new releases starting prior to branching, and I help establish release criteria. I am also a Fedora Ambassador, especially within the Fayetteville region. I spread knowledge of Linux in general and Fedora in particular and inform people that they do have a choice for Freedom.
  • Future plans: Strive to improve the testing of Fedora; both personally and collectively throughout the QA team, to continue to educate people on the advantages of Linux and Free Software, and to continue to test Fedora.

Dan Mashal (dan408)

  • Mission statement: To make Fedora better in any way I possibly can for users, sysadmins, and developers.
  • Past work summary:

Package maintainer:
-BitchX and Scrollz IRC clients
-MATE Desktop (official feature of Fedora 18) MATE Desktop
-Co maintainer of Cinnamon DE.
My packages

QA team/Triager/Bugzapper/Proventester:
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow)

-Held Fedora 17 release party in Walnut Creek, CA.
-Spoke at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group - Aug 1, 2012
-Hosted puppetconf 2012 Fedora booth
-Hosted OLPC Summit 2012 Fedora booth.
-Spoke at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group - Nov 1, 2012

  • Future plans:

1) Improve communication between groups within Fedora.
2) To make Fedora the "cool" distro to use again.
3) To make Fedora easier to use for everyone.
4) To make it more accessible for the every day person.
5) To make Fedora the #1 free operating system on the planet.

Whether or not this can be accomplished as a board member, I'll do my best to try to get these things accomplished.

  • Anything else you want to add: The first time I installed Linux it was Slackware in 1996. Since then I had my first encounter with Red Hat Linux was version 5. I have run Fedora on production servers. Fedora is like my 2nd job and my passion and I want to see it be the best distribution it possibly can be.

People I'd like to thank along the way whether I am elected or not: adamw, rdieter, MarkDude, leigh123linux, spot, nirik, inode0, rbergeron, jreznik, mrunge, bochecha, limb, elad661, quaid, lh, randomuser, dcr226, fenrus02, stefano-k, nmarques, perberos, panasnyc, caf, flashback, Amanas, dramsey, FranciscoD, Sonar_Gal, randomuser, dcr226, NiveusLuna, masta, jds2001, dgilmore, nb, cwickert.

By no means is that a list of "you people should vote for me", just a thank you for helping me even get here. Thanks.

Michael Scherer (misc)

  • Mission statement: Make sure the Fedora community grow and run as smoothly as possible, and to make sure thi is a welcoming environment
  • Past work summary:
    • coder on Fedora-review and rpmlint project and various others automated QA tools ( mostly for others distributions )
    • frequent presenter and helper for the Paris LUG for various distribution during the monthly LUG meeting, and for the various Fedora party organized since 3/4 years
    • member of the proventester group
    • serial package reviewer ( 60 since april 2012 ), helped on the Openshift Origin feature as tester and reviewer
    • founding member, packager representative, board member and secretary for 1 year of another linux distribution project (Mageia), left in April 2012 for private reasons.
    • packager and community sysadmin for Mandriva/Mageia since 2003, taking care of package like python and puppet, for Fedora since 2010, Linux user since 2002.
  • Future plans:

I do not have any future plans to present, because to me, the board is here to serve the project, and in practice hold as much power as people who are wanting to do the job give to him. So anything I could or would do could be done without being on the board and so not related to my candidacy. Therefore, my goal is more to listen, help to solve issues for others, and provides guidance and advice based on my experience of community and free software.

  • Anything else you want to add:

While my job is not related to Fedora ( I am just a part time sysadmin ), I must disclose that my employer is currently the main sponsor of Fedora. Also, I must confess that I was convinced to run for this election by a few people who will recognize themselves.