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Developer Self Introduction

When a new developer joins the project, we ask that he/she introduces themselves on the mailing list. The primary purpose of this is to begin the process of building trust by learning about the developer, and downloading their GPG key. The below items in bold are Required while the other items are optional but highly recommended.

Yeah, there isn't anything optional at the moment...

Subject 1. Self-Introduction: Your Name Here

Body 1. Full legal name

  • City, Country
  • Profession or Student status
  • Company or School
  • Your goals in the Fedora Project
  • Which packages do you want to see published?
  • Do you want to do QA?
  • Anything else special?
  • Historical qualifications
  • What other projects have you worked on in the past?
  • What computer languages and other skills do you know?
  • Why should we trust you? <--- too blunt?
  • GPG KEYID and fingerprint
  • Be sure that your GPG key is uploaded to Use "gpg --keyserver --send-key KEYID".
  • Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long, while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
  • Below is an example of a block of text suitable for cut & paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
[warren@computer ~] # gpg --fingerprint 54A2ACF1
pub  1024D/54A2ACF1 2002-11-25 Warren Togami (Linux) <>
Key fingerprint = 785A 304B 08C1 F291 F54F  9A68 6BDD FE8E 54A2 ACF1
sub  2048g/4AD75982 2002-11-25 [expires: 2007-11-24]