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Thierry Sayegh De Bellis


Hello, my name is Thierry Sayegh De Bellis but since it's a bit of a mouthful, just call me Thierry. I am 34 yr old and I currently live in Oslo. I have been known to be a resident of Paris, Dublin, Bologna, Roma and Cambridge (UK) over the last three decades. Newsflash, I am moving back to Paris! My involvement with linux goes back to '93/4 and a stack of floppies to install linux on a laptop that looked like a door stopper. My interest in IT started with a ZX81 them moving on to a whole flurry of Amstrad CPC, C64, Atari STE, 386 etc. My hobby turned into a full time job a decade ago when the MD of my then employer noticed I was helping everyone with their IT issues and offered me to take over. I never looked back.

My day job is with one of the major consultancy where I work for the Infrastrucutre Consulting group. Past and present occupation have had me involved with:

  • running the linux ops for EMEA
  • being a *nix infrastructure architect
  • acting as Linux SME
  • jack-of-all-trade
  • sysadmin
  • project manager
  • deal with mildly absurd requests from the power-that-be
  • being told to reduce my budget and when done, being told I was not spending enough cash

After so many years on the receiving end I have decided to give back and since I have been annoying my friends and collegues for years now with how linux is the "bees' knees" I might as well carry on on behalf of Fedora.


  • I speak French, Italian and English - daily
  • I am studying Norwegian (arrived in Oslo 4 months ago) <-- game over, am outa here.


  • I am RHCE
Servers: Fedora - RHEL - CentOS
Desktop: Fedora - RHEL


  • Email: Write me a note
  • IRC: horadrim (eg. #fedora, #fedora-unity, #fedora-admin, #fedora-ambassadors)
  • GPG key: 56ED7D5A
  • Fedora Account: thierry on the FAS

Activities within Fedora

  • So far my visible involvement is minimal but will hopefully grow with time as most taks were done in the background.
  • currently trying to get a bit of bandwidth given to the nice people at fedora-unity.
  • I have noticed there is no registered ambassador in Norway so will be trying to fill the gap.
  • I am also willing to help with the Infrastructure group.