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Thorsten Leemhuis

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Supported languages : de, en

Living in: Hannover, Germany

I was on the first Fedora Extras Steering Committee (FESCo) and served as chairman of the second; sadly when Fedora Core and Extras merged I had to resign from that position due conflicting interests with my day job. That freed time for other things in Fedora-land, so together with others I started the EPEL effort and served as chairmen for the first EPEL Steering Committee till February 2008. I later was much praised for this and other work on Fedora by former Fedora project leader Greg DeKoenigsberg.

In parallel to my contributions within the Fedora project I did a lot of work for one of the most used 3rd-party add-on package repository for Fedora. Later I helped getting this repo merged with two others to form RPM Fusion, where I acted as lead developer for several years; it quickly became the mostly widely used add-on repository for Fedora and still is to this day.

Over time my focus shifted more and more work in the area of the Linux kernel. That's why these days I'm not that active in the Fedora Project any more and maintain just a few packages in Fedora Linux. Hence in the Fedora world I these days might be most known for my repositories with up to date vanilla Linux kernel packages for Fedora, which I maintain since January 2013.

I'm still subscribed to some Fedora lists, but only look at them occasionally -- hence better CC me on anything you think I should be aware of.