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Susan Lauber
Susan Lauber
Fedora Information
FAS name: laubersm
Fedora email:
IRC nick: laubersm
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #fedora-ambassadors (and others)
Fedorapeople page:
Badges (41)
Riddle Me This Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Involvement Ambassador Mugshot Paranoid Panda Secretary General Speak Up! Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Don't Call it a Comeback Baby Badger Crypto Badger OSCON 2015 Attendee Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Nuancier 21 Community Messenger I Origin Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Red Hat Summit 2017 Let Me Introduce Myself Nuancier F23 Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Froglet Macaron (Cookie I) Red Hat Summit 2016 Nuancier F26 Junior Editor Adult Frog Nuancier F30 I Voted: Fedora 32 I Voted: Fedora 31 Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 iot-name-game fedora-iot-wg

Current Projects

I am a member of the Ambassadors group. When I looked at the list of Ambassadors way back when, I was surprised at how few were from North Carolina. I also found that I could answer yes to all three of the questions raised that were then on the join page (the processes have changed with time and growth). As an Linux instructor in my $dayjob I already did (and still do) many of the other tasks listed under how to be an active ambassador.

Even though I had been working with open source for many years, my first contribution to any community project was as general contributor to the Docs Project. This includes wiki gardening and assisting with the various guides such as the Users Guide and the Installation Guide which are updated each release. I learned about Docbook and Publican through this project and still use those skills in my $dayjob today. I would like to do more with the project in general and have a particular interest in assisting with the security related guides.

I am still interested in assisting the Infrastructure team and am on several of the mailing lists from when I joined several years ago. It is an excellent way to watch a large project make use of cutting edge technology and if I could just dedicate some more time to it, I could learn so much about products I am aware of, interested in, but have not had a chance to really implement. Just lurking on the mailing list prepared me for $dayjob adventures with Puppet and Ansible.

I do not post to Fedora Planet often enough and I am a newbie player at Badges and slowly collecting a variety: Riddle Me This Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Involvement Ambassador Mugshot Paranoid Panda Secretary General Speak Up! Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Don't Call it a Comeback Crypto Badger Baby Badger Nuancier 21 Nuancier F23 OSCON 2015 Attendee Origin Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Let Me Introduce Myself Nuancier F26 Froglet Macaron (Cookie I) Red Hat Summit 2016 Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Red Hat Summit 2017 Junior Editor Community Messenger I Nuancier F30 Adult Frog Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 I Voted: Fedora 31 fedora-iot-wg I Voted: Fedora 32 iot-name-game

Outside of Fedora, Red Hat, and CentOS, and mostly in my $dayjob, I am involved with Apache Hadoop and several related ecosystem products. I also continue to my InfoSec activities merging security topics and open source whenever possible. I was active in some of the early days of OpenStack for both $dayjob and also at an GHC opensource days helping with documentation but spend more time these days with OpenShift and its upstream components. I hold certifications from Red Hat, Cloudera, and ISC2.


  • Email: laubersm AT fedoraproject dOt org
  • IRC: laubersm on freenode (mostly in #fedora-docs but also others)
  • Fedora Account System: Laubersm (Badges)
  • NEW GPG key:
pub   4096R/4175B87B 2017-09-22 [expires: 2022-09-21]
      Key fingerprint = 35BA D9A9 3D26 C1DC CB05  BC59 F62E 00C1 4175 B87B
uid                  Susan Lauber (Lauber System Solutions, Inc.) <>
sub   4096R/6CC6B6C0 2017-09-22 [expires: 2022-09-21]
  • OLD GPG key:
pub   1024D/BFA10974 2005-12-13
      Key fingerprint = 15AC F794 A3D9 64D1 D9CE  4C26 EFC3 11C2 BFA1 0974
uid                  Susan Lauber <>
uid                  Lauber System Solutions, Inc. <>
uid                  Susan Lauber <>
uid                  Susan Lauber <>
uid                  Susan Lauber (Fedora Project) <>
sub   2048g/6425FFD3 2005-12-13

Past Projects

As I was getting started, I took notes in hopes of helping the DocsProject/WorkFlow so it is easier for other people to also Join. Over the 2008 Christmas holiday and through the Docs Project Holiday Virtual Hackfest and FUDcon, I added tips and reminders. These are now located at

I have "herded cats" for updates to the User Guide and was the lead for that document for a couple of releases.

When I had more time to dedicate to the wiki each week, I was the Docs Project contact person for the Packaging Guide and related documentation. Tasks were listed in Docs_tasks_for_Packaging_Guide_and_related_materials. The first step was wiki cleanup. Then looking into using the CMS for better workflow and access control with the actual Packaging Guide documentation. As the testing of the CMS started, I also applied to the Infrastructure team. Toshio was nice enough to ask and to sponsor me so that I can at least be involved in the testing of the CMS. I am interested in being on the team but concerned that I do not have the time to contribute as much as is necessary. Time will tell (pun intended).

Self Introduction - a.k.a "How I got here"

My self introduction (2008) to the docs project list. My introduction (2009) to the packaging and devel lists concerning wiki cleanup.