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Luca Ciavatta
Luca Ciavatta
Personal information
Location: Ravenna, Italy
Birthday: July 10th
Contact information
Twitter: @cialunet

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: cialu
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Fedora Badges earned (71)
Paranoid Panda Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Don't Call it a Comeback Involvement Egg Baby Badger Crypto Panda Let Me Introduce Myself Crypto Badger Mugshot Junior Badger (Badger I) White Rabbit Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F24) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Science (Kernel Tester I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Junior Editor Origin Science (Kernel Tester II) Associate Editor Riddle Me This Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Science (Kernel Tester III) Science (Kernel Tester IV) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) You can pry it from my cold, dead hands It still works! Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Mad Science (Kernel Tester V) Top 500 Speak Up! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Nuancier F24 Secretary General Senior Badger (Badger II) Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora IV) Vacation Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Fedora 25 Translation Sprint F24 i18n Test Day Participant F25 i18n Test Day Participant Nuancier F25 Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Nuancier F26 Fedora 26 Translation Sprint Tadpole F26 i18n Test Day Participant Bob Loblaw (Planet V) F27 i18n Test Day Participant CommOps Superstar Mad Science (Kernel Tester VII) Mad Science (Kernel Tester VI) Tadpole with Legs


My name is Luca Ciavatta and I am from Ravenna, Italy. I have studied Environmental Science at the University of Bologna and I'm also a qualified IT technician. I like to learn and I'm trying to be a developer. I used many operating systems, but none satisfy me completely. So I switched to Linux and loved it!

  • Language: Italiano, English
  • My website [1]
  • My twitter [2]


While I got a degree in science some years ago, I shortly did a lot of other types of jobs. I was the Linux guy in a world surrounded by Apple and Microsoft folks. That went on for years - but wasn't meant to be for eternity, Linux world is growing fast. I'm also involved in opensource projects and in the Italian Ubuntu community, mainly doing translations.

I use Fedora since the 17 release (and before some betas in spare time) and use it at home on every pc (also Pidora in a tiny Raspberry Pi). I'm a fan of all the Linux world, so I also experiment with Ubuntu, Arch and Others. Actually, my main machine runs Fedora with many other systems inside VirtualBox virtual machines.

Personal interests

  • android
  • open source (obviously)
  • science of all kinds
  • photography, travel
  • asia, berlin


Fedora Activities

Contribute to Fedora as I can. I'm also interested in contributing to the GNOME Project.

I report bugs at Bugzilla [5], I do kernel-tests, I test software on Bodhi [6], I make translations at Zanata [7] and give help at Ask Fedora [8]. The idea is also to become a maintainer, so I'm studying this Join the package collection maintainers.

Role in Fedora

Looking for something official.