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Michel Lind (né Salim)
Personal information
Pronouns: he/him
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois, USA
GPG key: 5DCE2E7E9C3B1CFFD335C1D78B229D2F7CCC04F2
Contact information
IRC: michel-slm on
LinkedIn: michellind
GitHub: michel-slm
GitLab: michel-slm

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: salimma
Fedora e-mail:
Fedora homepage:

Fedora activities




I maintain quite a few packages, see the package database for the complete list:

My packaging interests falls under several categories; if there is any package you'd want to see packages that I might be interested in, feel free to send an email!

Programming languages

  • Functional languages (esp. Lisp dialects and Lua)
  • compiler frameworks (e.g. LLVM)
  • scripting languages (esp. Python)
  • GNOME-related languages (e.g. Vala)


  • GNUstep
  • ROX


  • Board games
  • Cross-platform games


  • bti, a command-line Twitter client
  • rlwrap, a wrapper for readline


See the full list

I am a packager sponsor; if you are new to Fedora and am looking for sponsorship, do contact me; especially (but not necessarily) if your packaging interests coincide with mine.

I was sponsored by Toshio Kuratomi, and have sponsored the following wonderful folks:

Proven packager

I am a proven packager, and can commit to packages I do not directly maintain; if you need a packaging bug fixed and the primary maintainer is non-responsive, let me know.


I have an interest in porting useful software from *BSD operating systems to Linux. My first port is cpdup, and I am currently porting the DragonFly Mail Agent. Both are from DragonFly BSD.

Fedora Badges

If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement Proven Packager Proven Tester Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Ambassador Packager Sponsor If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Binary Star Paranoid Panda Nuancier Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Baby Badger Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bona Fide Froglet Tadpole Tadpole with Legs Vacation Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) It still works! Helping Hand The cat came back... White Hat Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Corporate Drone Delivery Let's do lunch! Python SIG member Top 500 Crypto Badger White Rabbit Flock 2017 Attendee You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Patches (SCM V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Social Panda Taming the Bull (Tester V) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Science (Kernel Tester I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Top 100 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Fedora 34 Change Accepted Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Lets have a party Fedora 34 Learning from Sensei Fedora 35 Change Accepted Nest Attendee 2021 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall I Voted: Fedora 35 The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Corporate Overlord Lets have a party Fedora 36 Lets have a party Fedora 37 Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) CentOS Connect 2024 Attendee Associate Editor Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Parselmouth I Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 I converted to btrfs! Let Me Introduce Myself Fedora 33 Change Accepted Master Badger (Badger III) nest-attendee-2020 It's a Cake Thing FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Community Survey Taker I Lets have a party Fedora 35 2022 Attendee Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Museum Visitor Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee SCaLE 20x Attendee Let's have a party (Fedora 38) Community Survey Taker 2023 Let's have an anniversary party (Fedora 39) I voted: Fedora 39 FOSDEM 2024 Attendee Egg What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Junior Editor Override, you say? Partners in Crime Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Take this and call me in the morning Senior Badger (Badger II) No Longer a Ronin Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Consolation Prize Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Origin Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Adult Frog Old Yeller Corporate Shill What goes around comes around (Karma III) You’re on a boat! Secretary General Speak Up! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Senior Editor What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) NYE Party Panda 2021 Attendee Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Fedora 36 Change Accepted FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Community Survey Taker 2022 Fedora 37 Change Accepted Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) I voted: Fedora 38 CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee Flock 2023 Attendee SCaLE 21x Attendee Red Hat Summit 2024 I voted: Fedora 40 Let's have a party (Fedora 40)

Package updates per release

EPEL release package updates
EPEL9 and EPEL9 Next 303
EPEL8 and EPEL8 Next 203
EPEL7 37
EPEL6 109
EPEL5 50
Fedora release package updates
F40 330
F39 394
F38 398
F37 227
F36 192
F35 138
F34 179
F33 120
F32 68
F31 21
F30 14
F29 18
F28 15
F27 16
F26 4
F25 10
F24 19
F23 30
F22 22
F21 28