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There are many incredible Fedora Linux contributors who add their own unique spin to the work that happens in the Fedora Community every day. IRC, Matrix, mailing lists, Discourse, Telegram, and other mediums are common utilities of discussion in the Project. Someone may say something profound or meaningful, or hilariously funny, only for it to be lost in the scrollback history or buried in an active mailing list.

This page highlights some of my favorite quotes made by others in the Fedora Community, and a few from the wider Linux community. I have categorized them first by topic, then in descending order by date.

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 Krak√≥w, Poland, on being asked to describe Amita Sharma or any other Fedora contributor, 2016-08-02, 12:01 UTC
  • "We'll figure it out ūüėĚ" - bee2502, Telegram, 2016-08-12, 22:01 UTC
  • "Yeah, makes sense..." - jflory7, Telegram, 2016-08-12, 22:01 UTC


[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


  • "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
[16:47:28] <M‚ÄčeWjOr> There was news of cloudfare going down, yes
[16:49:52] <S‚ÄčiddharthVipul> why is bluejeans still working? did anyone forget to give them the memo :\
[16:50:12] <s‚Äčkamath> Ask them to switch to Cloudflare.

- #fedora-summer-coding, 2019-07-03


  • "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


[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
[15:03:24] <bcotton> agreed. avoiding problems is the easiest
[15:03:27] <bcotton> unless you ask my therapist

- #fedora-council, 2019-09-18