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About me

Real name: Dan Mashal
IRC nick: dan408
Member of the following teams: Ambassadors, Freemedia, Packagers, QA
email: dan.mashal AT

Features: MATE Desktop


I started running Linux around the 2.0.26 days.

I am an all around jack of all trades seasoned sysadmin and long time fan of the Fedora project.

I am very well versed in almost every OS. (Linux (and it's various distros), FreeBSD, Windows (all versions), and OSX).

I am always on IRC. Feel free to send me a message and ask me a question and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I am always looking for ways that I can contribute to the Fedora community.

You can usually find me in #Fedora-Ambassadors, #fedora, #fedora-devel, #fedora-qa, #fedora-meeting, #fedora-test-day, #fedora-bugzappers, #vbox and #bitchx.

I am also currently the Fedora package maintainer for the BitchX IRC client (yes it's still being developed!) and a member of the Fedora Bug Zappers group.

BitchX in the Fedora package database.


Some of the things I like to do (besides contributing to Fedora) are helping charities, giving back to the community, and helping out people that aren't as fortunate as I've been in life.

2 charities I support:

1) Be the Match Foundation
2) Sharks Foundation

I am also a registered blood and platelet donor with Stanford Blood Center and donate regularly.

This year (2012) for the first time ever I participated in Be The Match Foundation's "Be The One Run".

In less than 5 days I was able to raise $200 in the name of Leukemia.

Besides that I'm an avid hockey fan and love traveling, trying new foods, being social and playing video games.

Future Plans

1) Becoming a member of the Fedora Design team.
3) Creating a spin called "fedora-devel" that will be a spin targeted specifically at developers and programmers.
4) Creating a larger local Fedora community as an ambassador.
5) Never ending QA work and bug zapping. :)
6) World domination.

Member of BAMF