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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:
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You can find [[/Bio | my official bio here]].
* Help with the [[Insight]] project
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* 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]
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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.
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I joined [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat] in February 2008, and until July 2010, I served as the [[Project Leader|Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  Starting in 2010, until launch in June 2014, I worked as a development coordinator for what would become Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
  
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.
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Since late 2013, I've been the manager of the [[Fedora Engineering]] team.  I spend most of my Fedora time providing light direction, internal and administrative support, and roadblock-clearing for the team members.  I see my job as helping them (1) be maximally successful at their jobs, and (2) develop as Red Hat associates and professionals.
  
== Active Documents ==
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Nowadays in what little spare time I have, I dabble in the following Fedora bits:
 
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* Editing and sometimes writing for the [[Magazine]] ([https://fedoramagazine.org direct link])
* [[/Drafts| Drafts and Downloads]]
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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://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/pulsecaster available in Fedora] of course!)
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:
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* Maintain Fedora [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/pfrields?acls=commit packages]
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/ Installation Guide]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/ Release Notes]  
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/jargon-buster/ Jargon Buster]  
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/translation-quick-start-guide Translation Quick Start Guide]
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In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
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* Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
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* SELinux FAQ for FC5
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* Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4
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== Package Maintenance ==
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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]
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I no longer maintain the following packages:
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* {{package|drivel}} - dead upstream
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* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} - moved into ''gnome-games''
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== Obsolete Documents ==
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These are deprecated because of changes over time to Fedora.  Currently these still appear in CVS, but may eventually become wistful memories.
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* [http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/usb-hotplug/?root=docs USB-Hotplug Tutorial]  
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* Mirror Tutorial for FC2
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* Web Publishing to docs.fedoraproject.org -- This subject is now covered in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/ Documentation Guide].
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== Self Introduction ==
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Name: Paul W. Frields<br/>
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA<br/>
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Profession: Engineering Project Manager<br/>
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Company: [http://redhat.com/ Red Hat, Inc.]
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=== Goals ===
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==== As a Contributor ====
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* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
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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.
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=== 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)
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MEDIUM/LOW: XML/XSL/XSLT, Python, C/C++, GTK/GObject
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I'm a member (inactive) in the [http://fredlug.info/ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group] (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
  
== GPG Information ==
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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.  I've been involved in the Fedora Project since 2003.
  
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[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]

Latest revision as of 19:10, 17 December 2015

Paul W. Frields
Paul W. Frields
Personal Information
Birthday:
Home: http://paul.frields.org/
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: pfrields
Fedora-Mail: pfrields@fedoraproject.org
Miscellaneous Information
private Mail:
GPG-Key: BD113717
IRC: stickster on Freenode in
#fedora-docs, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-admin, #fedora-advisory-board, #fedora-ambassadors, #fredlug (and others)
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You can find my official bio here.

I joined Red Hat in February 2008, and until July 2010, I served as the Fedora Project Leader and chairman of the Fedora Project Board. Starting in 2010, until launch in June 2014, I worked as a development coordinator for what would become Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Since late 2013, I've been the manager of the Fedora Engineering team. I spend most of my Fedora time providing light direction, internal and administrative support, and roadblock-clearing for the team members. I see my job as helping them (1) be maximally successful at their jobs, and (2) develop as Red Hat associates and professionals.

Nowadays in what little spare time I have, I dabble in the following Fedora bits:

I'm a member (inactive) 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. I've been involved in the Fedora Project since 2003.