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Marcel Ribeiro Dantas
Marcel Ribeiro Dantas
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Birthday: 4th, October, 1989.
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FAS-Name: mribeirodantas
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Free Software advocate, Computer Engineer, Researcher, Project Manager.

About Me

Hey! I have a Computer Engineer degree from UFRN and am currently pursuing a specialization degree on Bigdata at the same institution. While I conduct my research on digital image processing on healthcare at LAIS, the Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Healthcare, I also work as a Project Manager coordinating teams of researchers on several projects.

I've been involved with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and GNU/Linux for over a decade now and have contributed to some Free Software projects along the way. I had been trying a few GNU/Linux distributions but hadn't got the feeling of completeness till a while ago when I finally tried out Fedora and got in touch with its philosophy. 2016 Update: It's been a few years now. Reading this makes me feel old haha

Fedora's Foundation caught my attention at first sight. Its free software policy, astonishing community, usability and so many things amazed me in a way I could not believe at first. It's like I've been a blue hat all the time unknowingly (-:Þ

If you're interested in my Public Key for safely getting in touch with me, you can get it on:



Innovation is something I deeply admire, and being able to find out better ways to solve problems with technologies is what I currently do at the research lab I work. You can have a look at some of the researches I've been involved in, by clicking here.

How I support Fedora

You can read my personal report in here. I stopped updating this a long time ago and probably won't have time to update it for a while. I usually deliver about 12 talks a year at different locations, sometimes more, sometimes less.

  • Talks

I have given talks on Free, Libre and Open Source Software since 2007. During this time, I had the pleasant opportunity to speak to probably thousands of people in several Federal Universities in Brazil like UFPE, UFC, UFRGS, and UFRN, several Federal Institute of Technology campuses and many community events.

Based on that, one of my goals as Fedora Ambassador is to keep speaking about FLOSS, but focusing more on the GNU/Linux distribution I use and support, which is Fedora.

It's important to note that Fedora goes beyound a software in my opinion.
Fedora represents to me a way of making excellency through Free and Open Source Software. It represents you can still offer great things to people based only in FOSS and more than only softwares and documentation, it shares ethics amongs us all. I will probably prepare some material about it and will link it here :)
  • Translation

I can speak English and Italian reasonably well, apart from Portuguese, which is my native tongue. I have attempted to learn German and Russian in the past, but most of these languages just vanished from my memories. As Fedora Translator, I translate Fedora into Brazilian Portuguese. Right now, I'm focusing on the Official Wiki which has a large amount of useful information. Sadly, it's useless for people who can only speak Brazilian Portuguese, and I have raised this issue by starting translating it.

  • Coding and packaging

I'm looking forward to my vacations so that I will have some spare time to learn how to package and who knows I'll become a packager too :) 2016 Update: Well... Still looking forward to an opportunity to start contributing as a packager :-P


  • Email: mribeirodantas at
  • IRC: mribeirodantas @ - #fedora-br, #fedora, #fedora-latam, #fedora-ambassadors, #git, #rhel, #zsh, #postgresql, #postregsql-it, #postgresql-br, #fsfla, ##programming, #software-livre
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  • Fedora Account: mribeirodantas

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