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Karsten Wade
Personal information
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Birthday: 19700215

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FAS name: quaid
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Karsten Wade (KarstenWade)

Contact info

quaid * fedoraproject * org

IRC: quaid on #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #svlug, #sluglug

Brief whois

Former member of Red Hat's Open Source Program Office (OSPO), the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team before that, and the original Community Architecture team from 2009. Was a Red Hatter from Oct 2001 until the April 2023 layoffs.

Past bio

I am a community wrangler, demangler, and gardener, working for a team at Red Hat of community catalysts. For technical skills, you can consider me to be equivalent to a senior systems administrator and senior technical writer, i.e., I know enough to myself in to trouble and half way back out again.

Who was this guy really?

I was ...

  • one of the Ambassadors, mainly in the Western United States ...
  • a former writer, editor, and rabble-rouser of the Docs Project ...
  • a former Fedora Project Board member ...
  • the second and longest overdone Docs Project leader/chair ...
  • doing small things for the Websites team ...
  • a junior member of the Infrastructure project ...
  • one of the many Marketing marketeers ...
  • ... a user of Fedora.

In my non-Fedora and non-Red Hat life I am ...


Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA (Pacific Time Zone)

Journal:, which also feeds into

Homepage: [1] is always out of date or displaying a "You just installed Apache" page, yet it is canonical