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Tom 'spot' Callaway

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You can email him at: spotaws<AT>amazon.com
On IRC (freenode.net), he's "spot".

Roles

  • Tom 'spot' Callaway does not currently possess any notable mutant powers.
  • For 19 years (2001-2020), he was at Red Hat in a variety of roles including (but not limited to)
    • He was the Fedora Engineering Manager
    • He was the Fedora Packaging Committee chair (responsible for RPM Packaging Standards and Practices)
    • He handled Fedora Legal tasks (and was the Fedora liason to Red Hat Legal)
    • He served three consecutive elected terms on the Fedora Board from 2007 to 2011.
  • In addition:
    • He was responsible for the Aurora SPARC Linux Project, which was a port of Fedora to SPARC. This effort is long dead.
    • He is worshipped by lemurs throughout the known universe.
  • Currently:
    • I work on the Open Source Strategy and Marketing team at AWS (Amazon) as a Principal Open Source Evangelist.

Badges

Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Junior Editor Senior Editor Associate Editor Speak Up! Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2013 Attendee Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Proven Packager Involvement Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Riddle Me This Tanked! Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Master Editor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Ambassador Let Me Introduce Myself Senior Badger (Badger II) Paranoid Panda Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) White Hat Secretary General White Rabbit Binary Star Baby Badger Tadpole Old Yeller Flock 2013 Speaker Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Embryo Froglet Egg Tadpole with Legs Crypto Badger Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) FOSDEM 2014 Attendee Fedora Legal Badge of Doom What goes around comes around (Karma II) Helping Hand Your call may be monitored for quality assurance What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Override, you say? The Last Argument of Kings Take this and call me in the morning Patches (SCM V) Pycon 2014 Attendee The Blessing of the FPL It still works! All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Flock 2014 Attendee Flock 2014 Speaker Flock Paparazzi Science (Kernel Tester I) Consolation Prize Corporate Drone Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Master Badger (Badger III) The Panda Is In Party Pirate Nuancier 21 Flock 2014 Organizer What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Flock 2013 Organizer What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Vacation Flock 2015 Speaker Corporate Shill Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Missed the Train Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Flock 2015 Attendee Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) FOSDEM 2015 Attendee OSCON 2015 Attendee Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Origin Packager Sponsor Delivery Adult Frog Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Chief Editor Nom Nom Nom Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) The cat came back... Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Flock 2015 Organizer Common Bugs Contributor United Packages of Fedora Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Nuancier F24 Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 Parselmouth I Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Fedora 24 Change Accepted Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) SELF 2016 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Horcrux Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Macklemore (Tagger V) Bronze Silver Let's do lunch! Don't Call it a Comeback Gold Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Red Hat Summit 2016 3D Printing SIG Member Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Flock 2016 Organizer Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) FOSDEM 2017 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2017 Board Member Flock 2017 Attendee OSCON 2017 Attendee Black and White (Cookie III) Corporate Overlord Steampunk Arcade FOSDEM 2018 Attendee Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) SCaLE 16x Attendee Flock 2018 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2018 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) You’re on a boat! Parselmouth II I Voted: Fedora 31 Rollercoaster Restaurant DevConf.us Attendee 2018 FOSDEM 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) It's a Cake Thing Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) I Voted: Fedora 33 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) nest-attendee-2020

Packages

He also maintains a LOT of packages in Fedora. He used to keep a list here, but it was a pain to maintain. A full list can be found here: https://src.fedoraproject.org/user/spot

Pkgdb has this list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/spot?acls=owner&acls=commit (some things I only co-maintain, or are dead packages now)

While I do sponsor new Packagers, I do so rarely these days, mostly because I'm super busy.

Here is a list of some of the people I've sponsored:

Chuck R. Anderson
Dmitry Butskoy
Jeff Carlson
Didier Casse
Mark Cox
Kushal Das
Patrice Dumas
Ralf Ertzinger
Kevin Fenzi
Chris Grau
Kevin Gray
Ed Hill
Dan Horák
Neil Horman
Patrick Laughton
John Patrick Mahowald
José Matos
Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
Karen Rei Pease
Ian Pilcher
Orion Poplawski
Jef Spaleta
Quentin Spencer
Richard A. Stout
Andreas Thienemann
Axel Thimm
Jason L Tibbitts III
Toni Willberg
Paul Wouters

If any of them screw up, feel free to let me know.