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Put your nominations here (keep them in alphabetical order by surname please).
 
  
There are 4 seats open in this electionThe seats open are currently held by Jon Stanley, Dan Horák, Jarod Wilson, and David Woodhouse (Josh Boyer's original seat).
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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).
  
= Nominees =
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== [[User:FASUserName|Person Name]] (IRC nickname) ==
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* '''Mission Statement:'''
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* '''Past work summary:'''
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* '''Future plans:'''
  
 
== [[User:Jforbes|Justin M. Forbes]] (jforbes) ==
 
== [[User:Jforbes|Justin M. Forbes]] (jforbes) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' Work 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.
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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:''' Original involvement in the Fedora project was working on the port to x86_64.  More recently I have been focused on virtualization within Fedora.
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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:''' Strive to make Fedora the best freely available distribution available.
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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:mjg59|Matthew Garrett]] (mjg59)==
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== [[User:Pjones|Peter Jones]] (pjones) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' Help encourage Fedora's development into a world-leading operating system, focusing on ensuring that we not only satisfy our existing users but can gain new users purely on merit.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' To help make Fedora the best Linux distribution for developers and users.
* '''Past work summary:''' I've only been involved in the Fedora project since F9, but before then I've been a Debian developer and was the community member on the Ubuntu Technical Board. I work on power management across a wide range of Fedora, including the kernel, X server and desktop, and also focus on improving laptop support - I maintain several laptop drivers in the kernel and have squashed a number of ACPI issues.
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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:''' From a technical view, driving down Fedora's power consumption until it's below that of any OS with equivalent functionality. From a FESCO point of view, doing what I can to aid the work Fedora needs doing most. FESCO should exist to facilitate, not to block.  
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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.
  
== [[User:Ajax|Adam Jackson]] (ajax) ==
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== [[User:kyle|Kyle McMartin]] (kylem) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' Fedora has exceptionally many and exceptionally talented contributors.  Its continued success depends on improving the processes and tools used by those contributors to make their continued innovation as easy as possible, and on making it ever easier for others to consume what Fedora produces.
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Making Fedora the most cutting edge open source operating system available.
* '''Past work summary:''' X developer since X.Org 6.8 or so.  X maintainer (well, one of many) for Fedora since Fedora Core 6.  Drive-by contributions and bugfixes to Gnome, Mesa, rpm, anaconda, the kernel, and whatever else happens to be in my way. X.Org Foundation board member for the past two years, and standing for election again this year.
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* '''Past work summary:''' Kernel in {Fedora, upstream}, Ubuntu, Debian. Loads of parachuted fixes into upstream projects.
* '''Future plans:''' Within the context of FESCo: see the mission statement, really.  Identify and name the bugs in our tools and processes, evaluate and recommend solutions, and clear the path for the people who implement them.
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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:Pjones|Peter Jones]] (pjones) ==
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== [[User:tmraz|Tomáš Mráz]] (t8m) ==
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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.
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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.
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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.
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== [[User:notting|Bill Nottingham]] (notting) ==
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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.
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' I'll work to maintain a high level of technical feasibility and avoid micromanagement in decisions made by FESCo. I'll try to streamline our processes for developers, and to avoid processes that result in extra work, or in duplication of effort.  I'll try to guide our policy decisions to put the power and responsibility in developers hands rather than requiring FESCo's intervention and participation at every level, just as I have when proposing policies in the past.
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* '''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:''' 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, 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.
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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.
  
* '''Future Plans:''' I'm currently focused on implementing and impoving UEFI support in anaconda as well as supporting various storage technologies in anaconda and dracut.  As a FESCo member I'd like to help ensure that developers have what they need to implement their features and bug fixes with as little hindrance as possible, and at the same time avoid unnecessary wasted effort.
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== [[User:sgallagh|Stephen Gallagher]] (sgallagh) ==
  
== [[User:Rjune|Richard June]] (rjune) ==
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Make Fedora THE platform for rapidly developing the next generation of free, open-source software.
  
* '''Mission Statement:''' I want to see Fedora be a very usable and approachable OS. I want things to either work or give an indication why they failed. I want to see gaps in utilities filled.
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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:''' Originally involved with fedora at FC1, I maintained a fedora-extras + livna compatible repository for Fedora 2, 3, and 4. Additionally I have written config-dhcpd, a utility meant to fill a hole in the system-config-* tools.  
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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:''' Add management utility for LDAP and add LDAP support for existing system-config tools, work on ironing out some of the "paper cut" bugs that don't really impair functionality, but annoy users.  
 
  
== [[User:robert|Robert Scheck]] (rsc) ==
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== [[User:kevin|Kevin Fenzi]] (nirik) ==
* '''Mission Statement:''' Making Fedora the world dominating Linux distribution ;-) Seriously, I would try to be a real representative of the Fedora community at FESCo - and getting points and opinions from the community better into FESCo and especially into votings and decisions. Also I would try to kick maintainers via policies to get them handling their bug reports better and faster and especially if upstream is the same person as downstream and all needed information are already provided but not handled.
 
* '''Past work summary:''' I'm using Linux since Red Hat Linux 6.2, thus Fedora from the very first beginning. I started contributing with Red Hat Linux 9; later in Fedora Core and Extras days, I got [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/robert packager] and with the Core and Extras merge, I got an [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Robert#Fedora_Events_and_Fedora_Ambassador ambassador]. Today I'm maintaining about 60 packages on all active Fedora and EPEL branches (if technically possible). I'm supporting the websites team as well as the German translation team, too. Beside of that, I try to be a good [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Join#Find_regional_Ambassador_Mentors_.28DRAFT.29 mentor] for new Fedora ambassadors and packagers and if there's still time, I use my provenpackager status to give a bit love to broken packages.
 
* '''Future plans:''' Making the Fedora world for users better. Fedora needs to get more usable on [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Server server systems] (without X and the dependency bloats) and FESCo needs a bit more transparency than in the past (e.g. regarding the missing meeting minutes). Getting the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538219 CAcert root certificate authority into Fedora] - independent of what Mozilla is doing or maybe not doing.
 
  
== [[User:cwickert|Christoph Wickert]] (cwickert) ==
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* '''Mission Statement:''' To help improve and guide Fedora in continuing to be the best Linux Distro out there. 
  
* '''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 XO without too much pain.
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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.  
* '''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 (> 100 packages). In the F12 development cycle I did the Xfce and LXDE Spin and helped [[User:Gerd| Gerd]] with the [[Features/Rakudo_Perl_6| Rakudo Feature]]. Did some artwork (Nodoka for XFWM4, Sugar for XFWM4 and OpenBox). Attended [[User:Cwickert#Events| several events]] and helped organizing them. I'm 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.
 
  
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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.
  
== [[User:FASUserName|Person Name]] (IRC nickname) ==
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== [[User:iarnell|Iain Arnell]] (iarnell) ==
  
* '''Mission Statement:'''
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* '''Mission Statement:''' Improve the quality of the distribution by promoting more collective responsibility for under-maintained packages.
* '''Past work summary:'''
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* '''Past work summary:''' Not a Red Hat employee! One of the leading contributors/maintainers of Perl packages within Fedora.
* '''Future plans:'''
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* '''Future plans:''' To support the autoqa process, and to ensure the continuation of FTBFS reports.
  
= 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]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsJune2009|  Summer 2009]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsJune2009|  Summer 2009]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsDecember2008|  Winter 2008]]
 
* [[Development/SteeringCommittee/NominationsDecember2008|  Winter 2008]]

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: