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William Benton

I'm based in Madison, WI, and I work for Red Hat on distributed computing. Before I joined Red Hat, my professional experience included teaching undergrad computer science, compiler and VM hacking, static program analysis, and music technology R&D.

I've been a Fedora user since the beginning (the first Linux distribution that I ran full-time on my personal computer was actually RHL 3.0.3), but got in to packaging for Fedora several years ago to help out the communities around some grid-based upstreams I've been involved with. My first Fedora packages were the Wallaby configuration service and its dependencies.

These days, my focus for Fedora is packaging and reviewing others' packages for the Big data SIG. Some of my more notable efforts have included packaging Apache Thrift for Fedora, bringing more of the Scala ecosystem into Fedora (including fixing the once-abandoned Scala compiler package), and reviewing big data and machine learning packages.

I'm happy to review Fedora packages, especially if they're related to my interests or expertise or if they're far enough from what I know to introduce me to something new. Here are the packages I'm currently maintaining.


Involvement Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Hatchling In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Editor Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Speak Up! Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Embryo Tadpole Egg You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) White Rabbit Associate Editor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Senior Editor You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Paranoid Panda Override, you say? Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) It still works! Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Tagger (Tagger II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Partners in Crime Packager Sponsor Master Editor Vacation Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Consolation Prize Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Fedora 21 Change Accepted What goes up... (Koji Failure II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Proven Packager Tadpole with Legs