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The nomination period is CLOSED
The nomination period ended at 23:59:59 UTC on November 10, 2014.

The following elections will take place in November 2014:

The elected positions cover Fedora's subprojects not under the engineering or outreach banners (Documentation, Translation, etc.), and the community at large. One specific responsibility is to represent the voice of individual contributors to the Fedora project. Each representative will also work on specific goals which she or he brings to the Council as highlighted during the election process.

See Council page for more details regarding Council goals and structure.

All dates and times noted are UTC time.

Council Elections November 2014

These are the first Council elections, no previous history recorded.

There are two seats up for elections this period. One seat is for the whole period (1st place), one is for the half of the period (2nd) to initiate elections process for Council with two elections per year.

Eligible Voters
Voting eligibility is determined by a community member's Fedora Account System (FAS) memberships.

To vote for the Council you must have cla_done in FAS.

Candidate Template


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



Haïkel Guémar (number80)

  • Goal statement: Ensure that Fedora community grows steadily and in a healthy way.
  • Past work summary:
    • Fedora Board Member (F21)
    • Fedora Cloud WG member
    • Package maintainer since 2006 (sponsor)
    • Active Ambassador since 2006
    • Fedora Community Member since 2004
  • Future Plans:
    • Identify projects goals and enable the community to achieve them in best conditions.
    • Encourage diversity within our community
    • Collaborate more tightly with our sister community aka CentOS

Pete Travis (randomuser)

  • Goal statement: Proactively encourage sharing of skills and knowledge within the community.
  • Past work summary:
    • Contributor since 2011
    • Most active in documentation, user support.
    • (mostly casual) package maintainer.
    • Mentor for new contributors (somewhat informal except in docs, join SIG).
    • Follows *many* sub-communities and their efforts.
  • Future Plans:
    • Encourage collaboration, so sub-communities benefit from expertise of contributors in other groups.
    • Define a pipeline to bring people from casual user to active contributor, work with various groups to provide a smooth and consistent onboarding experience.
    • Implement a more effective feedback loop between Fedora contributors and the greater Fedora community, with actionable metrics, transparency, and clear opportunities to increase involvement

Michael Scherer (misc)

  • Goal statement: Help bootstarting the council to bring a wider community participation.
  • Past work summary:
    • Fedora contributor since 2010
    • Occasional package reviewer, tester and packager.
    • Served on the board during the F17/F18 cycle.
    • Served on various others free software community boards.
  • Future Plans:
    • Bring skills and experiences from past and current contributions to make sure the new council avoid some pitfalls
    • Ensure that we keep in mind community and diversity

Rex Dieter (rdieter)

  • Goal statement: Working on sustaining the scope and improving the productivity of a maximally inclusive Fedora development community
  • Past work summary:
  • Future Plans:
    • Improving the way the project works in such a way that a large scope can be maintained and that everyone within that scope can be equally productive.
    • Improving processes to ensure the scalability of our development community
  • Anything else you want to add: Go Cubs.

Langdon White (langdon)

  • Goal statement: Focus Fedora on exceeding the expectations of its users
  • Past work summary:
    • Linux user since ~1995 (w/ stints in Windows, MacOS, and Solaris)
    • Fedora Community Member since 2012
  • Future Plans:
    • Helping to define what Fedora can be beyond a distro
    • Bringing a consumer's perspective to the Council
    • Supporting Fedora's move to focus energy on key objectives