Fedora Board Nominations
This is the nomination page for Fedora Board elections .
In December 2008 there are two seats up for election.
Matt Domsch (mdomsch)
- Goal statement: Fedora defines and exhibits the best in Free and Open Source software development and release practices, government, and inclusion, and serves as a role model for other communities.
- Past work summary: Member of the Board since its inception in April 2006. Member of Fedora Infrastructure. Fedora Mirror Wrangler and author of MirrorManager. Fedora packaging sponsor, maintaining 17+ packages. Monthly I rebuild the entire rawhide tree to catch Fails to Build From Source failures. I have been actively involved in the development of Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Fedora since 1999.
- Future plans: Encourage more ways for our millions of users to become active contributors and evangelists.
- Anything else you want to add: I speak only for myself, not my employer, unless otherwise noted. But if you like Dell gear, I'll take credit too. :-)
Dimitris Glezos (glezos)
Nominated by MaxSpevack
- Goal statement: Make Fedora one of the best communities to join as a contributor, enjoying a highly productive ecosystem, a clear meritocratic governance model, and strong connections with upstream communities.
- Past work summary: Fedora Localization Steering Committee chair and Documentation Steering Committee member. Development lead of Transifex and Fedora's Translation Infrastructure, presenting them in 10+ international conferences. Worked on the establishment of the Localization Project as a True Fedora Project (tm), coordinated the development migration of Fedora's software repositories to Fedora servers, and led the adoption of translation-specific dates on the Fedora Release Schedule. Founded and currently speaks on behalf of the Greek Fedora Team.
- Future plans: Bring the Fedora Foundation topic again on the table and allow Fedora enjoy much wider support and resource contribution. Continue and further increase the Board's openness and close touch with the community itself (polls, votes, any method of direct democracy) and be the liaison between the Board and our European community. In general, stand on the shoulder of giants and continue walking the great path we're already on.
- Anything else you want to add: A FUDCon on the Parthenon (in hope we won't get arrested)... or.. on a sandy beach on a Greek island next to crystal-clear waters? Hmm. Hmmmmm.
Michael DeHaan (mpdehaan)
Nominated by JefSpaleta
- Goal statement: The most important thing Fedora can do is listen to and enable our userbase, they are the future of the distribution. I want to do everything I can to increase the ability of /everyone/ to contribute and get involved in Fedora, including lowering barriers to entry for new contributors and letting folks know of opportunities they might not be aware of and how to get involved in projects. Seek to convert users to contributors, especially in the academic and IT spaces that are underutilized. The Seneca cooperation is brilliant, let's do more of that and reach out to colleges and universities wherever possible. I also want to do everything I can to help EPEL along, promote Fedora Hosted, and encourage more developers to host projects there -- so they can take advantage of all Fedora has to offer. We need to get more open-source ISV's involved with EPEL and find solutions to the things that prevent them from doing so. I also think we need to do a better job marketing ourselves and promoting our successes, so that the rest of the open source community can learn from us and be aware that Fedora is the wonderful innovative community-run place that it actually is.
- Past work summary: I started the Cobbler project and am one of the co-creators of Func, examples of Fedora Hosted / EPEL projects designed to get systems-administrators involved in the open source development process and sharing tools among one another. I also am working on EKG to help better understand how our communities tick and how to make them more effective, as well as being one of the proponents of getting Spacewalk open sourced within Red Hat.
- Future plans: Build on EKG to identify which projects can use more love and where the future excitement is. Use the resultant data to connect projects with each other. Bring new projects and users into Fedora. Listen to users. Reach out to new audiences. Blog extensively. Help make decisions that are right for our users. Declare war on small nations that are easily conquered. Ignore that last part :)
- Anything else you want to add: I like llamas. And Python.
Josh Boyer (jwb)
- Goal statement: Work to actively balance the needs of our user base with the resources we have. Leverage community interests to promote Fedora where it has not traditionally been used (e.g. Secondary Architectures.) Encourage all Fedora users to contribute in one form or another.
- Past work summary: Member of FESCo for the past three terms. Member of Rel-Eng (on temporary hiatus). Maintain a number of packages. Part of the PowerPC Secondary Arch team.
- Future plans: Attempt to help educate, encourage, and enable our community members to continually improve Fedora.
- Anything else you want to add: I speak only for myself, not my employer, unless otherwise noted. If you have questions for me, feel free to email me or ask them on IRC.
David Cantrell (dcantrell)
Nominated by MaxSpevack
- Goal statement: Work to ensure the needs of Fedora users and developers are handled as best as possible. I would like to see Fedora reach out to non-developer users more and provide ways for those users to contribute and be an active part of the community, just like the developers do today. Project contribution comes in many forms and I want to make sure Fedora is exploring as many ways for people to contribute as possible.
- Past work summary: Red Hat software engineer working on both Fedora and RHEL, specifically on the installer team. I have worked on or work on dhcp, dhcpv6, parted, and mkinitrd. I maintain 5 packages in Fedora.
- Future plans: See that the Fedora project continues to improve and grow.
- Anything else you want to add: Feel free to contact me via email or on IRC if you have any questions.
Jon Stanley (jds2001)
- Mission Statement: My goals include making Fedora a better place to "live" for all contributors, providing voice to the QA and bug triage functions within Fedora specifically to the Board, but more importantly, providing a voice for all contributors. This is why we're here.
- Past work summary: I've spent about 10 years using Linux is some form or another (hard to believe!), about the past 7 being a professional sysadmin full-time. I'm a current member of FESCo, and continue to lead the bug triage efforts. I also contribute to infrastructure and maintain a few packages. And I don't bite, I promise, but I am a super-ninja :).
- Future Goals: Continue to make Fedora the world-class operating system that it deserves to be, by giving voice on the Board to those that may not otherwise be heard, due to some of the corners of Fedora that I hang out in :).
Bill Nottingham (notting)
- Mission Statement: Make Fedora the best open source community out there, one that produces the best output, and is used a model for other communities.
- Past work summary: Linux user for 14 years, starting with Slackware before moving to Red Hat Linux 3.95 (Starting with a beta. Silly.) Red Hat employee for over 10 years, working on various parts of the distribution. Currently upstream for initscripts, chkconfig, mash, and tirelessly working to kill kudzu. Maintainer & co-maintainer of various other bits. Fedora board member since its inception, and FESCo member. Fringe member of infrastructure, and contributor to rel-eng.
- Future Goals: Make Fedora the best free distribution out there, and enable a diverse set of communities around it. World domination too, I suppose.
- Anything else: Feel free to contact me with questions.
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