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Eric Christensen
Eric Christensen
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Bob Loblaw (Planet V) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Let Me Introduce Myself White Rabbit Involvement Speak Up! Secretary General Riddle Me This Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Senior Editor Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Paranoid Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Associate Editor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Junior Editor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Bona Fide Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Baby Badger Master Editor If you build it... (Koji Success III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Embryo Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Don't Call it a Comeback What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Take this and call me in the morning Shellshocked Fedora Docs FAD 2014 Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Security Team Adult Frog What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Novice (Wordsmith I) Helping Hand Apprentice (Wordsmith II) Consolation Prize Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Origin Macaron (Cookie I) Horcrux Top 500 You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Working' a Beat (Beat Writer I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) The Blessing of the FPL Commis (Cookbook I) Let's do lunch! Froglet Extra!  Extra! Partners in Crime Chief Editor Crypto Badger Top 100 Amateur Radio SIG Member

I started contributing to the Fedora Project in 2007. I have worked with different teams including the Documentation Project, where in January of 2009 I was appointed as the leader and served in that capacity until November of 2010. I served two terms on the Fedora Board (F18 to F21).

I am a security engineer by trade and have written various papers on e-mail, network, and wireless security that explain the proper ways of setting up security measures that are available via open source solutions.

I'm also an amateur radio operator (W4OTN) and used to be heavily involved in RF data communications. Now I'm all about the ability to use data in the field to support my adventures. You can be sure that Fedora, and other open source solutions, are high on my list of software that is deployed in the field.

Activities within Fedora

Security SIG

I am a member of the Security SIG and head up the Security Team.

Documentation Project

I am a member of the Docs Project and work as an editor and writer.