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I work for Red Hat in platform engineering. As of 14-Nov-2019, I have been at Red Hat for 14 years. I have worked on a number of projects at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I worked for Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM after I left to go work for Red Hat), assorted Solaris shops, some phone companies, and I was a core team member of Slackware Linux employed by Walnut Creek CDROM (later BSDi). I have been involved in the Linux and open source communities for the entirety of my career.

Current projects:

  • rpminspect
  • pyparted
  • Fedora CI and developer tools
  • Maintaining old software in Fedora and EPEL that everyone has long since stopped caring about
  • DevConf.US volunteer wrangling
  • Various non-work things at (ok, probably some work stuff there too)

Past projects:

  • Anaconda from Fedora Core 4 through post-RHEL-7 (forget which Fedora release)
  • Multiple networking subsystems in Anaconda
  • s390x installer work
  • DHCPv6 through wide-dhcpv6 and later contributing to ISC DHCP so Fedora (and RHEL) could use it directly
  • Various packaging and imaging tools
  • Upstream maintainer of GNU Parted
  • pykickstart
  • pyparted overhaul


I live in Medford, Massachusetts and work from Red Hat's Boston office.


  • Work Email: dcantrell AT redhat DOT com
  • Other Email: david DOT l DOT cantrell AT gmail DOT com
  • IRC: dcantrell on FreeNode
  • GPG key: 0x62977BB9C841B965/08F7 C8B3 C621 950C 138F 7661 6297 7BB9 C841 B965
  • Fedora Account: dcantrel
  • Personal Site:
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