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Tom 'spot' Callaway

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You can email him at: spotaws<AT>amazon.com
On IRC (freenode.net), he's "spot".

Roles

  • Tom 'spot' Callaway does not currently possess any notable mutant powers.
  • For 19 years (2001-2020), he was at Red Hat in a variety of roles including (but not limited to)
    • He was the Fedora Engineering Manager
    • He was the Fedora Packaging Committee chair (responsible for RPM Packaging Standards and Practices)
    • He handled Fedora Legal tasks (and was the Fedora liason to Red Hat Legal)
    • He served three consecutive elected terms on the Fedora Board from 2007 to 2011.
  • In addition:
    • He was responsible for the Aurora SPARC Linux Project, which was a port of Fedora to SPARC. This effort is long dead.
    • He is worshipped by lemurs throughout the known universe.
  • Currently:
    • I work on the Open Source Strategy and Marketing team at AWS (Amazon) as a Principal Open Source Evangelist.

Badges

Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Junior Editor Senior Editor Associate Editor Speak Up! Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2013 Attendee Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Proven Packager Involvement Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Riddle Me This Tanked! Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Master Editor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Ambassador Let Me Introduce Myself Senior Badger (Badger II) Paranoid Panda Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) White Hat Secretary General White Rabbit Binary Star Old Yeller Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Embryo Froglet Egg Tadpole Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Tadpole with Legs What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom FOSDEM 2014 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma I) Override, you say? Your call may be monitored for quality assurance Helping Hand Take this and call me in the morning The Last Argument of Kings Patches (SCM V) Pycon 2014 Attendee It still works! Crypto Badger The Blessing of the FPL All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Corporate Drone Flock 2014 Attendee Flock Paparazzi Party Pirate Flock 2014 Speaker Science (Kernel Tester I) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Nuancier 21 Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Master Badger (Badger III) The Panda Is In Consolation Prize What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Flock 2014 Organizer What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Flock 2013 Organizer Vacation Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Corporate Shill Missed the Train Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Flock 2015 Attendee Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Speaker OSCON 2015 Attendee Packager Sponsor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Delivery United Packages of Fedora Nom Nom Nom Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Adult Frog Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Chief Editor Badge Muse (Badges Released I) The cat came back... Flock 2015 Organizer Common Bugs Contributor Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 Parselmouth I Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nuancier F24 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Horcrux Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Let's do lunch! Don't Call it a Comeback Fedora 24 Change Accepted SELF 2016 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Macklemore (Tagger V) Bronze Silver Gold Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Taming the Bull (Tester V) OSCON 2017 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2016 3D Printing SIG Member Flock 2016 Organizer Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) FOSDEM 2017 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2017 Black and White (Cookie III) Red Hat Summit 2018 Steampunk Arcade FOSDEM 2018 Attendee Corporate Overlord Flock 2017 Attendee Board Member Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) SCaLE 16x Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Rollercoaster Restaurant Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Flock 2018 Attendee DevConf.us Attendee 2018 FOSDEM 2019 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Parselmouth II I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) nest-attendee-2020 It's a Cake Thing I Voted: Fedora 33 Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Community Messenger I

Packages

He also maintains a LOT of packages in Fedora. He used to keep a list here, but it was a pain to maintain. A full list can be found here: https://src.fedoraproject.org/user/spot

Pkgdb has this list: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/spot?acls=owner&acls=commit (some things I only co-maintain, or are dead packages now)

While I do sponsor new Packagers, I do so rarely these days, mostly because I'm super busy.

Here is a list of some of the people I've sponsored:

Chuck R. Anderson
Dmitry Butskoy
Jeff Carlson
Didier Casse
Mark Cox
Kushal Das
Patrice Dumas
Ralf Ertzinger
Kevin Fenzi
Chris Grau
Kevin Gray
Ed Hill
Dan Horák
Neil Horman
Patrick Laughton
John Patrick Mahowald
José Matos
Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
Karen Rei Pease
Ian Pilcher
Orion Poplawski
Jef Spaleta
Quentin Spencer
Richard A. Stout
Andreas Thienemann
Axel Thimm
Jason L Tibbitts III
Toni Willberg
Paul Wouters

If any of them screw up, feel free to let me know.