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Luke Macken

Personal Information

FAS-Name: lmacken

Country - Region:

United States, NY


  • English


GPG Key: 0xD201B950

IRC nick: lmacken


Fedora Badges (131)

Flock 2013 Attendee Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Junior Editor In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Involvement Proven Packager Proven Tester Tanked! Riddle Me This Bona Fide Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Secretary General Speak Up! Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Ambassador Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Packager Sponsor Partners in Crime Binary Star Paranoid Panda White Rabbit Nuancier Embryo Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Flock 2013 Speaker Tadpole Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Tadpole with Legs Maestro Senior Badger (Badger II) Froglet Egg Badge Off! Baby Badger Vacation It still works! Rockin' & Rollin' Associate Editor What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Pycon 2014 Attendee Heartbleed Buster Science (Kernel Tester I) Helping Hand The Blessing of the FPL Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Flock 2014 Speaker Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate The cat came back... Take this and call me in the morning White Hat Crypto Panda Crypto Badger Flock Paparazzi Missed the Train Tagger (Tagger II) Consolation Prize Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) No Longer a Ronin Corporate Drone Override, you say? Dancing with Toshio Taming the Bull (Tester V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Stop That Update! Shellshocked Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) What goes around comes around (Karma III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Adult Frog Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Origin If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Flock 2015 Attendee Science (Kernel Tester II) Macaron (Cookie I) Nuancier (F22) Master Badger (Badger III) Senior Editor Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Horcrux Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Nom Nom Nom Old Yeller Let Me Introduce Myself Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Flock 2016 Attendee Top 25 Top 500 Black and White (Cookie III) Top 100 PyCon 2016 Attendee Delivery Fedora 25 Change Accepted Krakow Brews! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Flock 2016 Speaker Security Team Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) CommOps Superstar Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) United Packages of Fedora


* Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.
* Fedora Infrastructure Team
* Fedora Release Engineering Team
* Fedora Security Response Team
* Fedora Python SIG
* Fedora XO Performance and XFCE teams
* Fedora Scholarship Selection Committee


Fedora Tagger

Tagger is an app that lets you add tags to Fedora packages. Doing so helps improve the search engine in Fedora Packages.

Fedora Packages

The new Fedora Packages App is a search engine & widget dashboard for software in Fedora.


The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing Fedora to USB keys.


Bodhi is a modular web-system that facilitates the process of publishing updates for Fedora. This entails interacting with the Koji buildsystem, Bugzilla, packagedb, and uses mash to compose repositories. It is written in Python and utilizes the TurboGears web framework.

* IRC log and slides of a bodhi presentation given during the VirtualFUDCon 2007


Moksha is a platform for creating live collaborative web applications. It is still in very early stages of development, but is currently being used to build the Fedora Community dashboard, among other upcoming projects.

Fedora Community Portal

MyFedora is a project focused in increasing the cohesion between our tools by developing a framework for wielding our infrastructure.


I hack on the yum backend of PackageKit.


I've been known to hack on various parts of yum, and have written some plugins for it as well, such as yum-fastestmirror.


I've worked on various parts of TurboGears 1 and 2, and I help maintain the whole stack on Fedora and EPEL. I've also given a couple of TurboGears talks at a couple of FUDCons:

* TurboGears - FUDCon 2008, Raleigh
* TurboGears2 - FUDCon 2008, Boston

Fedora Devshell

The fedora-devshell is a powerful developers toolbox for creating packages and developing software for Fedora. It aims to simplify the process of creating and maintaining packages in the Fedora repositories, and simplify the workflow between other Fedora components.


func is the Fedora Unified Network Controller. I've hacked on some of the guts of this project, various modules, and created a TurboGears-based web prototype, FuncWeb.

Security LiveCD

I created a minimal, openbox-based livecd based on Fedora for use in security auditing, forensics research, and penetration testing. See the SecuritySpin for more details.

Fedora Updates System

I wrote the original Fedora Update system which was used to push core package updates for Fedora 4-6.

Fedora Package Collection

I maintain many packages for Fedora.