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This is the nomination page for Fedora Board elections. There is a separate page for the history of Board seats.

In October/November 2010 there are two seats up for election. The seats open are currently held by Matt Domsch and Chris Tyler.

Name (IRC nickname)

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

David Ramsey (IRC dramsey)

  • Goal statement: To address problems as well as to provide guidance for Fedora's future to the best of my ability.
  • Past work summary: Was a system administrator for a few thousand users and I have been using Fedora since Version 9.
  • Future plans: Integration of virtualized systems as well as other system capabilities into the work place.
  • Anything else you want to add: I believe in learning about problems from the end-user and talking with as many people as possible, in order to determine options for solutions.

Jaroslav Reznik (IRC jreznik)

  • Goal statement: I would like to see better distinction between Fedora as a project and Fedora as a base operating system platform that allows people to build independent user experiences on top of it (desktop spins, Mobility spin, server spin etc.).
  • Past work summary: Fedora Configuration tools guy, KDE SIG and WebKit SIG member, Fedora Mobility and Red Hat Employee (Base OS Brno), generally interested in everything about Fedora (and the whole open source world)!
  • Future plans: Non-board related plans - to continue working on better Fedora Configuration and Management tools (FMCI) together with Matahari team, to provide the best desktop user experience working on Fedora Plasma Desktop and WebKit.
  • Anything else you want to add: I enjoy every day working with all of you, awesome Fedora contributors!

Adam Williamson (IRC adamw)

  • Goal statement: My main goal is to form a working group to examine the Fedora release process, and whether the goals of the Fedora project could be better served by a longer release cycle, or a rolling release model. I would also like to help make sure the Fedora project continues to act as a platform and ecosystem for the development of many different types of application and environment, and continues to see itself as more than just an operating system that is released every six months with a single approved set of software. I prefer to work constructively and collaboratively and, if elected, will accept, support and work to implement the views of the Board and the Project as a whole even where I personally may have different views.
  • Past work summary: I have been involved in the Fedora project since joining Red Hat as a Fedora QA engineer in February 2009. I assisted in the development of the release criteria and their application to the release process, along with John Poelstra, Jesse Keating, the anaconda and desktop development groups, and many others. I helped to develop and implement the proven testers process, along with Adam Miller and others. I developed and introduced the desktop validation testing process, with the help of the desktop team and the Spin SIGs. I developed and documented the nice-to-have bug process from Jesse Keating's initial idea and helped put it into practice during the Fedora 14 cycle. I revised the official bug workflow for Fedora, and worked with the QA community to overhaul the QA and BugZappers wiki areas. I try to help with user support in the #fedora IRC channel and the Fedora Forums when I have the spare time. I write the QA beat for Fedora Weekly News. Prior to joining Red Hat I worked at Mandriva as community manager for several years, giving me a wider perspective on the Linux scene and a range of community contacts.
  • Future plans: I plan to keep bugging the AutoQA team to finish work on the QA AI so I can spend the rest of my life drinking pina coladas on a desert island somewhere. If that doesn't pan out, I'll just keep working on processes that help us provide a platform of high quality while at the same time retaining currency and friendliness to developers. While drinking pina coladas.
  • Anything else you want to add: I did consider not standing because I work for Red Hat and there's already enough people working for Red Hat on the Board and on various committees, but I would like to take a serious look at the release process and this seems a good way to do it. If any of the existing Board members or other candidates would be interested in taking forward my proposal to form a working group to investigate the issue and report on it to the Board, I'd seriously consider withdrawing my candidacy, so let me know. For what it's worth, I've always seen myself as working for and representing the Fedora community. In my work life I have virtually no contact with Red Hat products besides Fedora. It's all Fedora all the time around here. :)

Also, Vote Hot Dog!

JoergSimon (kital)

  • Goal statement:

During the last years the Ambassador Group learned some valuable lessons regarding mentoring-, budget-, community- and membership-management, as well as dispute-resolution, transparent processes and regional leadership and we turned into a ressource to hire new Contributors into all Areas of the Fedora Project.

My goal is to act as a reliable Liason between the Fedora Board and the Ambassador Group as a Fedora Board Member.

  • Future plans: regarding the above Goal Statement
    • - re-focus on the release itself
      • as example - help to stop wasting time with ongoing fundamental doubts and discussion around Fedora´s core principles - by a fair dispute resolution policy or maybe by establishing mentors to clarify doubts on a meta-level out of all groups
      • encourage groups gathered around a specific area like Electronic, Security, Medical ... so often a great opportunity to have new contributors and new applications and new upstreams (i do not talk about spins)
    • make other Groups inside Fedora aware that there is a ressource and budget management already in FAmSCo together with Comm-Arch, which is in transition right now and work together so all can rely on here in the future
    • make aware about the great work that we do in Ambassadors and how it can help to recruit the right contributor for the right task
      • enhance the liasonship to other groups - as example working on a process where Groups can announce open positions in their team, so Ambassadors can focus on their recruitment
    • of course improvement of our policies and visions
  • Past work summary:

My involvement with Fedora started with my first FUDCon in 2005, today i contribute to multiple groups in the Fedora Project and i am the current FAmSCo Chair. My main focus in Fedora until now is: the work on Membership/Community-Development and Mentoring - i developed the new membership and mentoring process for new Contributors, Fedora as Security Testing Platform and the Fedora Security Lab, i do Fedora mailing list- and membership-administration and work on strong support for the Fedora Community in underrepresented regions in the world - i initiated some Events in Africa, Rumania, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan. Promoting Fedora on Events is another major part of my work and so i work as organizer, driver, helper, slogger, promoter on a lot Events since 5 years and i produce, store and ship a lot of the EMEA SWAG and Booth Material and help to spend our money to enable good contributors and events.

  • Anything else you want to add:

Yes, i messed up things - i am human!

Sandro Mathys (FAS: red / IRC: red_alert)

  • Goal statement: Fedora has matured well in the past 7 years and seen a total of 14 releases. While minor and major changes have been introduced repeatedly over that time, there's still room for improvement. There's several topics (some more controversial than others) at hand that, if elected, I'd like to work on together with all board members and the whole Fedora community, like (in no particular order):
    • Bridge the gap between stable updates and providing a bleeding-edge platform for developers and early adopters better.
    • Further improve (documentation of) release engineering processes and make QA more transparent in order to allow the community to participate more deeply and thus to raise the overall quality.
    • Analyze and compare the possible benefit and the necessary effort of different release models, e.g. "the current model", "with extended lifecycle", "rolling release" and any other I'm convincingly told about.
    • Support the KDE SIG in creating a desktop/spin that receives equal support as and reaches feature parity with the GNOME desktop/spin.
    • Promote Fedora all over the world, particularly in places that are likely to spawn many new contributors.
    • Help to lower the entrance barrier for new contributors together with ambassador, mentors and the existing contributor community.
    • Strive to become the #1 distribution of choice in the general Linux userbase and particularly for open source developers.
Looking at the stated goals above I feel that they are all very closely connected to each other and define the general strategy I would like to focus on.
  • Past work summary: While I used Fedora since FC1 I only found my way into the community shortly before F7 has been released. Back then I started as an ambassador promoting Fedora and open source in whole Europe. Later on I became a package maintainer and for a short while I've been helping the infrastructure team with some basic tasks. Recently I joined the QA folks and also became a proventester to help improve the quality of the F14 release. In 2010 I also co-organized FUDCon Zurich together with Marcus.
  • Future plans: Work on the above goals and stick to my other activities, i.e. maintaining (more) packages, doing more QA and organizing FUDCon Zurich 2011 ;) ...or support the organizers of any other FUDCon if I can be of help.
  • Anything else you want to add: If elected, I will do my best to make sure every contributor gets a free Fedora Pwny! :)