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There are many incredible Fedora contributors who help add their own unique spin to the work that happens in the Fedora community every day. IRC, mailing lists, and other mediums are common utilities of discussion in the Project. Sometimes it's easy for people to say something profound or meaningful, but have it be lost in the scrollback history or buried in a mailing list discussion. This page serves to highlight some of my favorite quotes made by others in the Fedora community or sometimes from the greater Linux community. I have roughly attempted to organize them by type of quote, then organized alphabetically by the contributor's FAS username or other identifying information.


Contributing to FOSS / Fedora

[20:51:41] <decause> jflory7: you around?
[20:52:40] <decause> we're about to have the fedora magazine editorial meeting in a couple of minutes
[20:52:52] <decause> 7ish minutes to be exact
[20:53:04] <decause> we're going to be in #fedora-meeting
[21:53:35] <jflory7> decause: Whoops, just saw this message. I joined as soon as I got out of class,
                     realized I hadn't thrown my bouncer in there already!
[21:55:16] <decause> jflory7: you made it regardless of my ping, so super kudos to you sir!
[21:56:27] <jflory7> Hahah, mission accomplished :)

- decause, #rit-foss, 2015-09-24

[14:24:43] <decause> welp commops
[14:24:49] <decause> <3

- decause, #fedora-commops, 2016-06-23

  • "I am never upset about someone learning to do things." - jy2wong, #archlinux-women, 2016-07-15, 17:39:00 UTC
  • "Nah, don't judge yourself on [comparing yourself to others]. I had this discussion with someone else recently: we are all comparing ourselves to people who have been in this job longer. We all have our parts where we're an expert." - puiterwijk, #fedora-hubs, 2016-10-05, 20:00:41 UTC
  • "Let's quit our jobs and do fedora marketing all day :-D" - bcotton, #fedora-marketing, 2019-03-19, 13:46:42 UTC


Flock to Fedora

  • "He/She is wonderful." - jflory7, parking lot in Kraków, Poland, on being asked to describe Amita Sharma or any other Fedora contributor, 2016-08-02, 12:01 UTC
  • "We'll figure it out 😝" - bee2502, Telegram, 2016-08-12, 22:01 UTC
  • "Yeah, makes sense..." - jflory7, Telegram, 2016-08-12, 22:01 UTC


General

[12:34:53] <jwb> MUST HAVE ALL THE PROCESS
[12:35:29] <sgallagh> jwb: That is made more amusing by my decision to treat all-caps as being read
                      in robot voice instead of yelling.
[12:35:58] <jwb> ooh, i like that
[12:36:52] <sgallagh> Yeah, it's amazing how much less stressful IRC becomes

- sgallagh, #fedora-council, 2016-08-26

  • "help someone has taken <person who joined, asked for help, and immediately left> hostage and is demanding that they write spec files? :P" - webpigeon, 2016-10-03, 22:32:03 UTC
[01:41:08] <trishnag> Good morning
[01:42:04] <dustymabe> trishnag: :)
[01:42:12] <dustymabe> nighttime here, morning for you
[01:42:15] <dustymabe> tell the sun I said hey
[01:42:47] * trishnag informs that the sun just said hi to dustymabe  :-)

- trishnag and dustymabe, #fedora-cloud, 2017-01-13

  • "monks don't have to test their code in production" - bowlofeggs, #bodhi, 2017-07-07, 16:25:40 UTC
[16:24:39] <mattdm> sockpuppetgallagh
[16:53:29] <sgallagh> mattdm: Get your hand out of there, please. It's uncomfortable.
[16:55:32] * mattdm stays away from hr violation territory
[16:57:49] <bexelbie> oh it's that kind of a party ...

- #fedora-council, 2017-11-28

[13:43:01] <misc> bowlofeggs: your ticket read almost like a buzzfeed article "I receive a 400 bad redirect from Ipsilon when I visit staging OpenShift, and you will never guess what happened next"
[13:45:04] <bowlofeggs> hahahaha
[13:45:21] <bowlofeggs> misc: this one weird trick will turn your 400 into a 500
[13:46:42] <misc> bowlofeggs: I think we should declare a buzzfeed day and do all ticket/bug report like this for a day

- #fedora-admin, 2018-08-30

  • "how DARE you [say] IRC IS TOUCHY!!! take it back!!!! (I kid :)" - nirik, 2018-10-01, 19:49:28 UTC


Infrastructure

[20:39:04] <maxamillion> I'm potentially going to break ansible, but it should only be for osbs stage hosts if I do
[20:46:08] <puiterwijk> maxamillion: we're both breaking all parts of the infra, aren't we? :D
[20:46:26] <maxamillion> puiterwijk: all day, erryday :)

- maxamillion and puiterwijk, #fedora-admin, 2016-10-26

  • "How about we install Windows on 'em? That'll make them unstable. :)" - puiterwijk, #fedora-admin, 2016-12-06, 17:52:32 UTC
  • "such great messages from computers: ERROR: Failed to add module "opensc". Probable cause : "Success"." - nirik, #fedora-noc, 2017-08-10, 21:06:04 UTC
[11:15] <pingou> puiterwijk has on his todo list to cut a release when he's back from pto and fosdem :)
[11:15] <vivek_> call him Saint Patrick when you don't want to ping him :P

- pingou and vivek_, #fedora-admin, 2016-10-26

  • "I accept this certificate because I'm fearless." - bt0, #fedora-commops, 2018-07-16, 15:46:28 UTC
  • "jcline: you should only accept questions about fedora-messaging over AMQP and not IRC." - bowlofeggs, #fedora-apps, 2019-06-13, 20:20:33 UTC


Meetings

  • "I think linus torvalds volunteered to chair today's meeting" - bowlofeggs, #fedora-cloud, 2016-08-21, 16:47:23 UTC
  • "I've discovered the best way to amass cookies is to just spend your days in #fedora-meeting* even if all you do is talk, eventually you'll get a lot of cookies" - bcotton, #fedora-commops, 2018-09-20, 12:57:29


Time

  • "This is a perfect example of why timezones are such a problem. Musing on metaphysics is ok in the afternoon, starting your morning by questioning the fundamental nature of reality is disturbing." - randomuser, #fedora-join, 2016-02-15, 13:34:41 UTC