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Geraldo Simião
Geraldo Simião
Personal Information
Birthday: April 1978
Home: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: geraldosimiao
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail:
GPG-Key: [1]
IRC: geraldosimiao on in
#fedora #fedora-bra #fedora-qa #fedora-respins
Badges (101)
Involvement I converted to btrfs! Science (Kernel Tester I) Science (Kernel Tester III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Science (Kernel Tester II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Fedora 33 i18n Test Day Taming the Bull (Tester V) Mad Science (Kernel Tester V) Associate Editor Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Science (Kernel Tester IV) Mugshot Junior Editor Fedora Women's Day 2020 Attendee Baby Badger Lets have a party Fedora 33 In Search of the Bull (Tester I) I Voted: Fedora 33 Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Fedora 33 Cloud Test Day Fedora Respins Tester I The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Mad Science (Kernel Tester VI) Macaron (Cookie I) Senior Editor Speak Up! Master Editor F34 i18n Test Day Participant FOSDEM 2021 Attendee 2021 Attendee Chief Editor Let Me Introduce Myself Fedora Advocate Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation White Rabbit Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Paranoid Panda Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Riddle Me This Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) You can pry it from my cold, dead hands Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Fedora 34 CoreOS Test Day It still works! Stop That Update! Missed the Train Mad Science (Kernel Tester VII) Top 500 Linux App Summit 2021 Fedora Respins Tester II Fedora 34 Cloud Test Day Red Hat Summit 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 34 Return to Society (Tester X) Nest Attendee 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Egg Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Community Survey Taker I Secretary General Museum Visitor Grandmaster Editor F35 i18n Test Day Participant FOSDEM 2022 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 35 2022 Attendee Fedora Respins Tester III Lets have a party Fedora 35 Lets have a party Fedora 36 Fedora 35 CoreOS Test Day Community Survey Taker 2022 Fedora Respins Tester IV I Voted: Fedora 36 Fedora Respins Tester V F36 i18n Test Day Participant Embryo F37 i18n Test Day Participant Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee It's a Cake Thing Fedora 37 CoreOS Test Day Lets have a party Fedora 37 Fedora Respins Tester VI Fedora 36 CoreOS Test Day I voted: Fedora 37 Creative Freedom Summit 2023 Attendee Fedora 35 Cloud Test Day F38 i18n Test Day Participant Let's have a party (Fedora 38) I voted: Fedora 38

About me

My name is Geraldo S. Simião Kutz. I've been using GNU/Linux and Open Source Software since 2004, but only in 2019 became a Fedora user. Since the beginning I falled in love for both the Project and the distro Fedora and now I'm a Fedora contributor, at first on the QA team, and later as a Fedora Advocate too. I'm from Curitiba, a southern Brazilian city, but I have family on Germany and have lived part of my childhood at France too.
My favourite Fedora variation is the KDE-Plasma SPIN which I use in my old acer/intel notebook with great results.


Activities within or related to Fedora

  • Reporting bugs
  • Testing software (also running release validation and kernel regression tests)
  • Helping organise events about FOSS and Fedora.
  • Organise interviews and streaming with community members from the area.
  • Helping others at both the Brazilian unofficial ([2]) and the official ([3]) telegram groups
  • Writing tutorials on the Brazilian forum called Comunidade Fedora Brasil ( [4] )
  • Hosting video interviews, software reviews, and community activities related to the Fedora distro on the YouTube Channel Comunidade Fedora Brasil