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The nomination period is CLOSED
The nomination period ended at 23:59:59 UTC on May 25, 2013.

The following elections will take place in May/June 2013:

All dates and times noted are UTC time.


Fedora Board Elections May/June 2013

For the last election, please look at NominationsNovDec2012

There are three seats up for elections this period:

More information on board seats history is available here

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Candidate Template


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


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Josh Boyer (jwb)


  • Mission statement:
    • To ensure Fedora remains a high quality, leading edge distribution with a variety of uses.
  • Past work summary:
    • I have been a Fedora user since its inception, and a Fedora contributor since around Fedora Core 4. In the past I've held positions on the Fedora Board and Fedora rel-eng teams. I was also part of the PowerPC secondary architecture effort. I've been on FESCo off and on since 2006. I am currently one of the three Fedora kernel maintainers.
  • Future plans:
    • Continue to let developers and contributors accomplish what they need with a minimum amount of process and overhead. Continue to look at the distro as a whole with an eye on improving the usability and function for a variety of targets.

Eric Christensen (sparks)


  • Mission statement:
    • To continue to make Fedora as open as possible for as many people and projects.
  • Past work summary.
    • Docs Project, packager, and current Board member.
  • Future plans:
    • Strive to bring transparency, openness, and community to the Fedora Project. I'd like to further the concept of the Fedora operating system as a platform as well as make Fedora an easier and better solution for our users when compared to other operating systems.

Matthew Garrett (mjg59)


  • Mission statement:
    • To encourage a Fedora that attracts a diverse community founded on mutual respect and a desire to produce a world-beating Linux distribution.
  • Past work summary:
    • I've been a Fedora user since 2008, and am active in various aspects of Fedora development including the kernel and Anaconda. I've served on FESCo and was a founding member of the Community Working Group, helping author the early drafts of our code of conduct and enforcement guidelines. I implemented significant portions of the Fedora UEFI Secure Boot support while at Red Hat, and continue to develop it since I left.
  • Future plans:
    • At a technical level, I'm going to continue working to improve Fedora's hardware support and make it as easy as possible for users to get Fedora onto their systems. At a social level, I want to be actively involved in the user base discussion. Fedora isn't just about satisfying the users we have, it's about the users we want - and it's important for us to identify what stands between us and achieving that goal. The hostile tone present on many of our project communication channels is a barrier to involvement and fits poorly with the inclusive focus of much of our publicity. This needs to change.

Dan Mashal (dan408)


  • Mission statement:
    • To make Fedora better in any way I possibly can.
  • Past work summary:
    • This is both current AND past work:Maintain MATE and Cinnamon desktops, part time end user IRC support in #fedora, QA for 3 Fedora releases: 17, 18 and 19. I am also an active ambassador and maintain a wide variety of packages.
  • Future plans:
  • Working on Enlightenment as a new feature coming in Fedora 20.

  • Continue hard work on the QA team.
  • Continue to be a very active participant in the Ambassadors group.
  • Package reviewer/orphan adopter. List of packages I work on/own/maintain/watch:

  • Plan to finish working on the MATE-Compiz spin for Fedora 19:

  • As a board member I would like to offer a fresh set of opinions. Ones that may or may not be popular but should be expressed. Mainly I would like to solve the issues that recur daily in #fedora for the users. Make it easier for contributors to join Fedora, improving our design choices and our reputation for overall stability.

Haïkel Guémar (number80)


  • Mission statement:
    • Ensure that Fedora community grows steadily and in a healthy way.
  • Past work summary:
    • Package maintainer since 2006 (mostly python & gtkmm related stuff)
    • Active Ambassador since 2006
    • Fedora Community Member since 2004
  • Future plans:
    • As a board member, i'll ensure that Fedora remains Fedora, it means a community-driven project that strives to lead and promote FOSS solutions. I won't tell you what to do but i'll listen and help to remove any impediments that bother our contributors and our broader community.