This is the nomination page for Fedora Board elections.
In November / December 2009 there are two seats up for election. The seats open are currently held by Matt Domsch and Bill Nottingham.
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. Election Coordinator for Winter 2008 and Summer 2009 elections. Member of Fedora Infrastructure. Fedora Mirror Wrangler and author of MirrorManager. Fedora packaging sponsor, maintaining 25+ 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'm a Technology Strategist in Dell's Office of the CTO, with an affinity for Linux and Virtualization. I speak only for myself, not my employer, unless otherwise noted. But if you like Dell gear, I'll take credit too. :-)
Chris Tyler (ctyler)
- Goal statement: Fedora exemplifies open source community and collaboration. I want to see Fedora continue to thrive, to lead the way in technical and community innovation, and to grow in both the number of participants and the strength of our product.
- Past work summary: Member of Fedora board, F10-F11. Worked to help organize FUDCon Toronto 2009 and Toronto-area release events. Maintain a small number of packages and teach others how to package. One of the list admins for the fedora-list. Involved with Fedora and Red Hat Linux in multiple ways since 1996.
- Future plans: We've done a great job making it easy to get involved in Fedora. I plan to encourage the development of even wider and smoother on-ramps for new participants as well as closer relationships with upstream projects.
- Anything else you want to add: I'm a professor at Seneca College, working to directly involve students in the Fedora community, and one of the people behind TeachingOpenSource.org. Author of Fedora Linux and X Power Tools (O'Reilly) and irregular author of Fedora Daily Package. Teacher in the inaugural POSSE program. Organizer of the Free Software and Open Source Symposium 2007-2009 and the first Toronto Open Source Week. Open source has been my focus for over 15 years, and Fedora is my open source neighbourhood.
Steven M. Parrish (SMParrish)
- Goal Statement: To me Fedora has always been about community, but not just a single community. We have a community of developers and another of users, and it is important that we strive to make Fedora inclusive of both. Fedora needs to be receptive to both points of view and work towards a common ground.
- Past work summary: Am a member of the KDESIG, and handle triage for all bugs related to KDE. I also triage Packagekit related bugs and work to keep on top of developing triage issues. Currently maintain multiple KDE related packages and packages for the Sugar Desktop and OLPC. I am the maintainer of the Fedora for the XO-1 project and am working currently working on KDE and XFCE based releases for both the XO-1 and XO-1.5.
- Future plans: To break down the barriers between developers and users, and encourage constructive communication between the two. Want to see Linux and open source in general make inroads into education at both the high school and college level, and feel that Fedora can be the foundation of that effort.
- Anything else you want to add: I have been in and out of the software development world for the past 20 years, in companies both large and small. Linux and Fedora in particular have become my passion and I am proud to be associated with this community, and want to give back in whatever way I can.
Colin Walters (walters)
- Goal statement: Fedora provides a Free Software general purpose operating system, a collection of additional software, and a community dedicated to advancing both.
- Past work summary: Most of my work in FOSS over the last 7 years or so has been at the upstream level; I've contributed to a variety of projects over the years, currently working primarily on GNOME Shell. At the downstream level, in the far past I was a Debian Developer and helped redesign their build system and maintain GNOME packages, and more recently I've packaged and maintain various bits of software for Fedora.
- Future plans: Build a stronger culture in Fedora of automation, as well as quality around targeted products, rather than RPM packaging.
- Anything else you want to add: I see one of my strengths for this position being that I have a fairly broad set of skills and knowledge. I consider myself a "technologist" in that I know generally speaking how most of the OS above the kernel is built, but I also have decent knowledge of competitive platforms such as Windows, as well as what's happening in the broader OS marketplace from netbooks to cloud computing. Another strength I have is from my desktop experience I've picked up a bit of design understanding and the ability to look at problems from that perspective.
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