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Put your nominations here (keep them in alphabetic order please).
 
  
There are 5 seats open in this electionThe seats open are currently held by Kevin Fenzi, Dennis Gilmore, Bill Nottingham, Brian Pepple, and David Woodhouse.
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In the May 2011 election, there are 5 seats open.  Seats are currently held by: Kevin Fenzi (nirik) (Chair), Bill Nottingham (notting), Kyle McMartin (kyle), Steven M. Parrish (tuxbrewr) and Matthias Clasen (mclasen).
  
== [[User:kevin|Kevin Fenzi]] (nirik) ==
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== [[User:FASUserName|Person Name]] (IRC nickname) ==
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== [[User:Jforbes|Justin M. Forbes]] (jforbes) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' To help improve and guide Fedora in continuing to be the best Linux Distro out there.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Work to make Fedora a distribution the community can be proud of, with focus on both features and stability.  Stressing the balance of new features with QA and release engineering to make Fedora releases both innovative and high quality.
* '''Past work summary:''' Xfce Maintainer for fedora along with many other packages. I have been on FESCo since it was established. Very active on irc trying to improve support in places like #fedora. Many other things as well.  
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* '''Past work summary:''' Original involvement in the Fedora project was working on the port to x86_64. More recently I have been focused on virtualization within Fedora and the Cloud SIG.
* '''Future Plans:''' Try to improve communitcation between Fesco and contributors. Try and improve end user support and communication. Try and improve EPEL support and package coverage. Try to help out with the package review backlog and sponsorship backlog.  
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* '''Future plans:''' Strive to make Fedora the best freely available distribution. Focus on improving improving the developer/tester interaction, the feature process, and general communication with the community.
  
== [[User:Ausil|Dennis Gilmore]] (dgilmore) ==
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== [[User:Pjones|Peter Jones]] (pjones) ==
  
* '''Goal statement''': To help enable everyone to reach there personal goals in fedora
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* '''Mission Statement:''' To help make Fedora the best Linux distribution for developers and users.
* '''Past work summary''': Former board member, Fesco member, EPEL Founder, Secondary arches implementer, OLPC , Infrastructure, spacewalk, general wrangler, package maintainer.
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* '''Past work summary:''' I've worked on Linux for Red Hat for more than a decade in various roles including technical support and engineering. I'm one of the anaconda maintainers as well as the maintainer of (thankfully now deprecated) mkinitrd, and am or have been maintainer Fedora's packages for booty, cdparanoia, dumpet, gnu-efi, grub, python-pyblock, syslinux, and others. I've worked on many levels of our software stack, including implementing installation and boot support for iSCSI, UEFI, dmraid, from the kernel all the way up through userspace, as well as the upstream maintainer of kernel drivers for iSCSI booting and the UEFI framebuffer. I've served on FESCo in the past, have helped define and refine our policies since before that, and continue to do so.
* '''Future plans''': Ensure that Fedora continues to reach into new markets and that is seen as the best platform for new open source development.
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* '''Future plans:''' Continue to help with improvement of our processes, policies, and tools, in order to facilitate building the best OS possible. One important facet of that will be to continue refining the systems and processes for our updates, including improving testing procedures, and making these procedures work better for developers.
* '''Anything else you want to add''': I work really hard on those things I believe in.
 
  
== [[User:kkofler|Kevin Kofler]] (Kevin_Kofler) ==
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== [[User:kyle|Kyle McMartin]] (kylem) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' KDE as a first-class citizen! I plan to represent [[SIGs/KDE|KDE SIG]] in FESCo and to ensure KDE enjoys a first-class role in Fedora.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Making Fedora the most cutting edge open source operating system available.
* '''Past work summary:''' Fedora contributor and KDE SIG member since the KDE SIG's inception in 2007, comaintainer of the core KDE packages in Fedora, maintainer of the [http://repo.calcforge.org/fedora/ CalcForge repository for Fedora], KDE developer (maintainer of Kompare).
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* '''Past work summary:''' Kernel in {Fedora, upstream}, Ubuntu, Debian. Loads of parachuted fixes into upstream projects.
* '''Future plans:''' Continue to make KDE in Fedora great. Merge as many of the CalcForge packages as possible into Fedora itself.
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* '''Future plans:''' Continue to push for better integration of components in Fedora, respect that Fedora is more than the sum of its parts. Push for more active community contribution from upstream communities. Improve polish to compete on the desktop with Ubuntu.
  
== [[User:Maxamillion|Adam Miller]] (maxamillion) ==
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== [[User:tmraz|Tomáš Mráz]] (t8m) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' Want to look towards the future without a biased or premeditated agenda, want to help cater to the Fedora community at large continuing to drive innovation.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' To give Fedora back to the hands of the contributors by minimizing bureaucratic and other non-substantial policy restrictions.
* '''Past work summary:''' [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/maxamillion Packager], [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xfce xfce] [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Xfce SIG] member, unofficial [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SecuritySpin Security Spin] contributor, [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/NA/Regions Ambassador] ([http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService/Verification Verification]) and anything I can find time to contribute to.
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* '''Past work summary:''' I've been Red Hat employee for more than five years working on packages related to security (PAM, OpenSSL, libgcrypt, GNUTLS, ...) in both Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I am one of the upstream maintainers of PAM.
* '''Future plans:''' I would like to increase my contributions as well as my efforts to promote Fedora to users and potential contributors.
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* '''Future plans:''' Fedora become too much driven by needs of only a few possible use-cases of modern Linux distribution. In addition to that too many policies in packaging requirements and package update process became "a law" that cannot be broken without approval of FESCo. In some people eyes it makes Fedora a playground for wild changes in some parts of the distribution and impenetrable concrete block in other parts. I do not share this view completely but I can understand why some people have it. My goal is to push for amending the rules to make them more guidance-like than hard laws and at the same time make the maintainers more responsible for their actions if their breaking of the guidances breaks the distribution.
  
 
== [[User:notting|Bill Nottingham]] (notting) ==
 
== [[User:notting|Bill Nottingham]] (notting) ==
* '''Mission Statement:''' I plan to represent the Fedora community in FESCo with an eye towards maintaining the quality and standards of the Fedora distribution, including features, testing, release engineering, and so on.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' I plan to represent the Fedora community in FESCo with an eye towards maintaining the quality and standards of the Fedora distribution, including features, testing, stability, release engineering, and so on.
  
 
* '''Past work summary:''' Red Hat employee since 1998, developer on Red Hat Linux since 5.1, Fedora contributor since its inception, FESCo member, Fedora board member, Release engineering team member, and assorted other roles.
 
* '''Past work summary:''' Red Hat employee since 1998, developer on Red Hat Linux since 5.1, Fedora contributor since its inception, FESCo member, Fedora board member, Release engineering team member, and assorted other roles.
  
* '''Future plans:''' Continue to make Fedora the best freely available distribution anywhere.
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* '''Future plans:''' Continue to make Fedora the best freely available distribution anywhere. Work with those that show up to make changes, as, realistically, FESCo does not have a significant amount of resources to direct.
  
== [[User:Petersen|Jens Petersen]] (juhp) ==
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== [[User:sgallagh|Stephen Gallagher]] (sgallagh) ==
* '''Mission Statement:''' Promote Fedora i18n, quality and stability for users.
 
* '''Past work summary:''' Red Hat employee since 2002, worked on RHL 8, 9, and all Fedora releases.  Lead the [[I18n|Fedora I18n Project]] and [[SIGs/Haskell|Haskell SIG]].  Also involved in the [[SIGs/Fonts|Fonts SIG]].
 
* '''Future plans:''' For F12 I would like to do [[Features/YumLangpackPlugin]].  Help improve Fedora development process quality.
 
  
== [[User:ixs|Andreas Thienemann]] (ixs) ==
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Make Fedora THE platform for rapidly developing the next generation of free, open-source software.
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' Helping to keep Fedora focused on technical excellence, while trying to keep politics at bay. Further I'd like to improve the support for non-Desktop use cases, e.g. the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Server Server SIG].
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* '''Past work summary:''' Red Hat employee since 2008, Lead developer of the System Security Services Daemon, participant in the FreeIPA project. Fedora Hosted admin deploying ReviewBoard.
* '''Past work summary:''' I've been a long time Linux user and have been involved in Fedora from the beginning on. I've been mainly doing [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/info/ packager work] in Fedora and EPEL and maintain a small set of about 60 packages. Lately I've been spending more time on QA however, specifically testing anaconda and init-related tools. Related to that, I'm contributing to [http://apps.sourceforge.net/trac/dracut/ Dracut], the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Initrdrewrite initrd rewrite].
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* '''Future plans:''' Fedora has spent the last couple years veering sharply into the realm of single-user operating system. I think we need to start directing the project back to meeting the needs of small businesses, especially software engineering firms. This means looking into ways to make central management and access control a higher priority for the desktop.
* '''Future plans:''' Try to minimize the weekly "frank exchange of ideas" on devel-list by keeping policies sane. This should improving the necessary communication between developers. Another important issue to me is to keep Fedora's goals consistent and to define what and for who Fedora actually is.
 
  
== [[User:skvidal|Seth Vidal]] (skvidal) ==
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== [[User:kevin|Kevin Fenzi]] (nirik) ==
* '''Mission Statement:''' New old blood is good. I've been away from fesco for quite some time and I think I can help keep fesco focused.
 
  
* '''Past work summary:''' Red Hat employee since 2007, developer on Yum, createrepo - pretty much all of the *repo* tools. Fedora Board member until F11 and early FESCo member and various and sundry other roles.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' To help improve and guide Fedora in continuing to be the best Linux Distro out there.
  
* '''Future plans:''' Work on repository checking tools to refine what gets released to users before it gets too far to pull back.
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* '''Past work summary:''' Xfce (co)Maintainer for fedora along with many other packages. I have been on FESCo since it was established. Very active on irc trying to improve support in places like #fedora. Fedora Infrastructure Lead as well as somewhat active in rel-eng and many other places in Fedora.  
  
== [[User:Ianweller|Ian Weller]] (ianweller) ==
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* '''Future Plans:''' Try and find ways to ramp up more people to supporting things like engineering-services or doing work that FESCo would like done. Help keep FESCo on track and organized and open.
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' New stuff is awesome. Encourage an increase new packagers by recruiting more sponsors, keep secondary archs on the same level as primary archs, and push for more specific and clarified [[Packaging:Guidelines#Web Applications|packaging guidelines for web applications]]. For those playing at home, that falls under [[foundations|"Features" and "First"]].
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== [[User:iarnell|Iain Arnell]] (iarnell) ==
* '''Past work summary:''' [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/ianweller?acls=owner Packager], [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/fedora-wiki/2009-January/000089.html wiki czar], started up the [[picture book]] project and am still working on that, and other fun stuff.
 
* '''Future plans:''' Keep my [[:File:IanWeller_Wiki_Czar.png|hair]] shorter.
 
  
== [[User:cwickert|Christoph Wickert]] (cwickert) ==
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Improve the quality of the distribution by promoting more collective responsibility for under-maintained packages.
 
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* '''Past work summary:''' Not a Red Hat employee! One of the leading contributors/maintainers of Perl packages within Fedora.
* '''Mission Statement:''' Improve packaging quality and enforce higher standards for better cross desktop interoperability. Try to reduce the dependency bloat to make sure Fedora does not become too fat, so it still can be used on older or smaller hardware like Netbooks or the OLPC without too much pain.
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* '''Future plans:''' To support the autoqa process, and to ensure the continuation of FTBFS reports.
* '''Past work summary:''' Fedora's Handyman: Long time contributor, packager, sponsor and ambassador. Currently maintaining all Xfce Goodies, the Xfce core packages (together with [[User:kevin|Kevin Fenzi]]), the LXDE desktop (official [[Features/LXDE|F-10 feature]]) and some other stuff. All together more than 100 packages. Did some artwork (Nodoka for XFWM4, Sugar for XFWM4 and OpenBox). Attended [[User:Cwickert#Events| several events]] and helped organizing them. Also contributing to LXDE and OLPC upstream.
 
* '''Future plans:''' Improve communication between the different bodies in the project and make decision-finding more transparent to all contributors. Take care of new contributors and support them wherever needed. Continue to promote Fedora as an ambassador and by doing one event every month and by giving more talks. Encourage cooperation with the upstream projects I'm supporting.
 
 
 
== [[User:dwmw2|David Woodhouse]] (dwmw2) ==
 
 
 
* '''Mission Statement:''' Work to make Fedora as good as it possibly can be. With a particular focus on portability and smaller systems such as netbooks and OLPC.
 
* '''Past work summary:''' Kernel developer. RHL contributor since the mid-1990s, Fedora since it started. Red Hat employee 2000-2008, now at Intel Open Source Technology Centre.
 
* '''Future plans:''' Promote the development and use of Fedora wherever possible.
 
 
 
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= History =
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== History ==
  
 
Watch nominations for older elections:
 
Watch nominations for older elections:
  
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* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsNov2010| Winter 2010]]
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* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsJune2010|  Summer 2010]]
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* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsDecember2009| Winter 2009]]
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* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsJune2009|  Summer 2009]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsDecember2008|  Winter 2008]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsDecember2008|  Winter 2008]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations2008|  Summer 2008]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations2008|  Summer 2008]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations2007|  Summer 2007]]  
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations2007|  Summer 2007]]  
 
* [[Extras/SteeringCommittee/Nominations-062007|  Summer 2006]]
 
* [[Extras/SteeringCommittee/Nominations-062007|  Summer 2006]]

Latest revision as of 21:27, 16 June 2011

In the May 2011 election, there are 5 seats open. Seats are currently held by: Kevin Fenzi (nirik) (Chair), Bill Nottingham (notting), Kyle McMartin (kyle), Steven M. Parrish (tuxbrewr) and Matthias Clasen (mclasen).

Person Name (IRC nickname)

  • Mission Statement:
  • Past work summary:
  • Future plans:

Justin M. Forbes (jforbes)

  • Mission Statement: Work to make Fedora a distribution the community can be proud of, with focus on both features and stability. Stressing the balance of new features with QA and release engineering to make Fedora releases both innovative and high quality.
  • Past work summary: Original involvement in the Fedora project was working on the port to x86_64. More recently I have been focused on virtualization within Fedora and the Cloud SIG.
  • Future plans: Strive to make Fedora the best freely available distribution. Focus on improving improving the developer/tester interaction, the feature process, and general communication with the community.

Peter Jones (pjones)

  • Mission Statement: To help make Fedora the best Linux distribution for developers and users.
  • Past work summary: I've worked on Linux for Red Hat for more than a decade in various roles including technical support and engineering. I'm one of the anaconda maintainers as well as the maintainer of (thankfully now deprecated) mkinitrd, and am or have been maintainer Fedora's packages for booty, cdparanoia, dumpet, gnu-efi, grub, python-pyblock, syslinux, and others. I've worked on many levels of our software stack, including implementing installation and boot support for iSCSI, UEFI, dmraid, from the kernel all the way up through userspace, as well as the upstream maintainer of kernel drivers for iSCSI booting and the UEFI framebuffer. I've served on FESCo in the past, have helped define and refine our policies since before that, and continue to do so.
  • Future plans: Continue to help with improvement of our processes, policies, and tools, in order to facilitate building the best OS possible. One important facet of that will be to continue refining the systems and processes for our updates, including improving testing procedures, and making these procedures work better for developers.

Kyle McMartin (kylem)

  • Mission Statement: Making Fedora the most cutting edge open source operating system available.
  • Past work summary: Kernel in {Fedora, upstream}, Ubuntu, Debian. Loads of parachuted fixes into upstream projects.
  • Future plans: Continue to push for better integration of components in Fedora, respect that Fedora is more than the sum of its parts. Push for more active community contribution from upstream communities. Improve polish to compete on the desktop with Ubuntu.

Tomáš Mráz (t8m)

  • Mission Statement: To give Fedora back to the hands of the contributors by minimizing bureaucratic and other non-substantial policy restrictions.
  • Past work summary: I've been Red Hat employee for more than five years working on packages related to security (PAM, OpenSSL, libgcrypt, GNUTLS, ...) in both Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I am one of the upstream maintainers of PAM.
  • Future plans: Fedora become too much driven by needs of only a few possible use-cases of modern Linux distribution. In addition to that too many policies in packaging requirements and package update process became "a law" that cannot be broken without approval of FESCo. In some people eyes it makes Fedora a playground for wild changes in some parts of the distribution and impenetrable concrete block in other parts. I do not share this view completely but I can understand why some people have it. My goal is to push for amending the rules to make them more guidance-like than hard laws and at the same time make the maintainers more responsible for their actions if their breaking of the guidances breaks the distribution.

Bill Nottingham (notting)

  • Mission Statement: I plan to represent the Fedora community in FESCo with an eye towards maintaining the quality and standards of the Fedora distribution, including features, testing, stability, release engineering, and so on.
  • Past work summary: Red Hat employee since 1998, developer on Red Hat Linux since 5.1, Fedora contributor since its inception, FESCo member, Fedora board member, Release engineering team member, and assorted other roles.
  • Future plans: Continue to make Fedora the best freely available distribution anywhere. Work with those that show up to make changes, as, realistically, FESCo does not have a significant amount of resources to direct.

Stephen Gallagher (sgallagh)

  • Mission Statement: Make Fedora THE platform for rapidly developing the next generation of free, open-source software.
  • Past work summary: Red Hat employee since 2008, Lead developer of the System Security Services Daemon, participant in the FreeIPA project. Fedora Hosted admin deploying ReviewBoard.
  • Future plans: Fedora has spent the last couple years veering sharply into the realm of single-user operating system. I think we need to start directing the project back to meeting the needs of small businesses, especially software engineering firms. This means looking into ways to make central management and access control a higher priority for the desktop.

Kevin Fenzi (nirik)

  • Mission Statement: To help improve and guide Fedora in continuing to be the best Linux Distro out there.
  • Past work summary: Xfce (co)Maintainer for fedora along with many other packages. I have been on FESCo since it was established. Very active on irc trying to improve support in places like #fedora. Fedora Infrastructure Lead as well as somewhat active in rel-eng and many other places in Fedora.
  • Future Plans: Try and find ways to ramp up more people to supporting things like engineering-services or doing work that FESCo would like done. Help keep FESCo on track and organized and open.

Iain Arnell (iarnell)

  • Mission Statement: Improve the quality of the distribution by promoting more collective responsibility for under-maintained packages.
  • Past work summary: Not a Red Hat employee! One of the leading contributors/maintainers of Perl packages within Fedora.
  • Future plans: To support the autoqa process, and to ensure the continuation of FTBFS reports.

History

Watch nominations for older elections: