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I work for [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat]  as the [[FPL| Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  I also dabble in the following bits:
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You can find [[/Bio | my official bio here]].
* The [[DocsProject | Documentation team]], as a writer, editor, and part-time balladeer
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I work for [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat] as an engineering manager. I joined the company in February 2008 and until July 2010, I served as the [[Project Leader|Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  Nowadays in what little spare time I have, I dabble in the following bits:
* Maintainer of fedora-release-notes and [[#Package_Maintenance|a few other useful packages]]
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* Help with the [[Insight]] project
* Help with the [[Marketing]] team
 
 
* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
 
* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
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* Give bits of advice and help to the [[FPL]] as a member of the "ex-FPL club"
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* Work on my own [http://pulsecaster.org PulseCaster] project (it's [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/applications/Pulsecaster available in Fedora] of course!)
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* Maintain Fedora [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/pfrields?acls=commit packages]
  
I also help drive the [http://fredlug.tux.org/ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group] (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
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I participate in the [http://fredlug.tux.org/ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group] (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
  
I was a founding member of the [[Board|Fedora Project Board]], and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.
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I was a founding member of the [[Board|Fedora Project Board]] as a volunteer contributor, and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.
  
 
== Active Documents ==
 
== Active Documents ==
  
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* [[/Drafts| Drafts and Downloads]]
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| [[/Drafts| Drafts and Downloads]]
 
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These documents appear on the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora documentation]  Web site and in [http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/docs.shtml Docs CVS] .  I have done authorial or editorial work on the following documents:
 
  
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These documents appear on the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora documentation] Web site and in [http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/docs.shtml Docs CVS].  These docs now have fantastic maintainers, but there may be bits of my old work floating around in them:
 
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/ Installation Guide]  
 
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/ Installation Guide]  
 
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/ Release Notes]  
 
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/ Release Notes]  
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In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
 
In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-install-guide-en/ Installation Guides for FC4, FC5]
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* Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinux-faq-fc5 SELinux FAQ for FC5]
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* SELinux FAQ for FC5
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/ Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4]
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* Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4
  
 
== Package Maintenance ==
 
== Package Maintenance ==
I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in [[PackageMaintainers| the Fedora package collection]]:
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I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in [[PackageMaintainers| the Fedora package collection]]: [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/pfrields Package listing]
* {{package|blogtk}} -- GNOME application for editing/maintaining blogs
 
* {{package|drivel}} -- A journal or "blog" client
 
* {{package|fedora-release-notes}} -- Release Notes for Fedora 11
 
* {{package|foremost}} -- Recover files by "carving" them from a raw disk
 
* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} -- GNOME based Sudoku, a logic puzzle game
 
* {{package|nautilus-open-terminal}} -- Nautilus extension for an open terminal shortcut
 
* {{package|nautilus-search-tool}} -- A Nautilus extension that makes searching for files easier
 
* {{package|nautilus-sendto}} -- Nautilus context menu for sending files
 
* {{package|odfpy}} -- Python library for manipulating OpenDocument files
 
* {{package|opal}} -- Open Phone Abstraction Library
 
* {{package|perl-PatchReader}} -- Utilities to read and manipulate patches and CVS
 
* {{package|php-LightweightPicasaAPI}} -- A lightweight API for Picasa in PHP
 
* {{package|php-phpSmug}} -- PHP wrapper for the SmugMug API
 
* {{package|pioneers}} -- Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
 
* {{package|python-mwlib}} -- MediaWiki conversion library for Python
 
* {{package|xmldiff}} -- Tree to tree correction between XML documents
 
* {{package|xmlstarlet}} -- Command Line XML Toolkit
 
* {{package|zikula}} -- Zikula is a free open source Web Application Framework
 
* {{package|zikula-module-News}} -- Manages news articles on your Zikula site
 
  
I no longer maintain the following [[Extras| Extras]] packages:
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I no longer maintain the following packages:
 
* {{package|drivel}} - dead upstream
 
* {{package|drivel}} - dead upstream
 
* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} - moved into ''gnome-games''
 
* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} - moved into ''gnome-games''
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* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]  
 
* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]  
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/mirror/ Mirror Tutorial for FC2]
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* Mirror Tutorial for FC2
 
* Web Publishing to docs.fedoraproject.org -- This subject is now covered in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/ Documentation Guide].
 
* Web Publishing to docs.fedoraproject.org -- This subject is now covered in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/ Documentation Guide].
  
 
== Self Introduction ==
 
== Self Introduction ==
  
Name: Paul W. Frields
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Name: Paul W. Frields<br/>
 
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA<br/>
Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA
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Profession: Engineering Project Manager<br/>
 
 
Profession: Engineering Project Manager
 
 
 
 
Company: [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat, Inc.]  
 
Company: [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat, Inc.]  
  
 
=== Goals ===
 
=== Goals ===
  
==== As the FPL ====
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==== As a Contributor ====
* Oversee the entire Fedora Project -- if it's in Fedora, ultimately I'm accountable for it.
 
* Work with the Fedora Program Manager (JohnPoelstra), Fedora Engineering Manager (TomCallaway), and the CommunityArchitecture team to make sure that Fedora is making constant, substantial progress in its mission to advance free and open source software.
 
* Chair the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]], and ensure that the Board is effectively advising and guiding the Fedora Project where needed.
 
* Be an effective bridge between the external volunteer contributor base and the contributor community inside Red Hat, such as RHEL engineers.
 
* Lower contributor barriers to the absolute minimum, and encourage others to get involved in FOSS through Fedora.
 
  
==== As a Contributor ====
 
* Provide top-tier quality documentation for Fedora products.
 
 
* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
 
* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
* Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
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* Approach issues from the perspective of a general productivity computer user so that Fedora maintains a welcoming environment for everyone.
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* Be an example for others in dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
  
=== Historical Qualifications ===
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=== Skill Areas ===
 
 
* The Fedora Project was my first work as an open-source contributor.
 
* I have used Linux since 1997, Red Hat Linux 4.1 (Vanderbilt), and have used every Red Hat and Fedora distribution since.  I am comfortable with most aspects of system administration, and fellow sysadmins in my previous jobs often came to me with questions.  On the other hand, through working in Fedora I've met truly gifted sysadmins who make my work look pretty shoddy by comparison.
 
* I have taught Linux to literally thousands of seminar attendees and classroom students (working professionals, mainly) using these products.
 
* I work on the Fedora Documentation Project, and they seem to trust me.
 
  
=== Skill Areas ===
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HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)
  
HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook, RHCE (need recert!), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)<BR>
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MEDIUM/LOW:  XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, C/C++, GTK/GObject
MEDIUM/LOW:  XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, Perl, C/C++
 
  
 
== GPG Information ==
 
== GPG Information ==

Revision as of 19:34, 25 March 2013

Paul W. Frields
Paul W. Frields
Personal Information
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Home: http://paul.frields.org/
Fedora Information
FAS name: pfrields
Fedora email: pfrields@fedoraproject.org
IRC nick: stickster
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-admin, #fedora-advisory-board, #fedora-ambassadors, #fredlug (and others)
Fedorapeople page: https://pfrields.fedorapeople.org
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GPG key: BD113717
Homepage: [ ]
Jabber:
RHCE Certificate: {{{rhce-cert}}}
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Gtalk: {{{gtalk}}}
Twitter: https://twitter.com/{{{twitteruser}}}
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You can find my official bio here. I work for Red Hat as an engineering manager. I joined the company in February 2008 and until July 2010, I served as the Fedora Project Leader and chairman of the Fedora Project Board. Nowadays in what little spare time I have, I dabble in the following bits:

I participate in the Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.

I was a founding member of the Fedora Project Board as a volunteer contributor, and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.

Active Documents

These documents appear on the Fedora documentation Web site and in Docs CVS. These docs now have fantastic maintainers, but there may be bits of my old work floating around in them:

In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:

  • Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
  • SELinux FAQ for FC5
  • Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4

Package Maintenance

I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in the Fedora package collection: Package listing

I no longer maintain the following packages:

Obsolete Documents

These are deprecated because of changes over time to Fedora. Currently these still appear in CVS, but may eventually become wistful memories.

Self Introduction

Name: Paul W. Frields
Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA
Profession: Engineering Project Manager
Company: Red Hat, Inc.

Goals

As a Contributor

  • Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
  • Approach issues from the perspective of a general productivity computer user so that Fedora maintains a welcoming environment for everyone.
  • Be an example for others in dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.

Skill Areas

HIGH: bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)

MEDIUM/LOW: XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, C/C++, GTK/GObject

GPG Information

pub   1024D/BD113717 1997-09-19
Key fingerprint = 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233  5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
sub   4096g/46D87F1F 1997-09-19