This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Friday, 21 May and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 3 June 2021.

Interview with Damian Tometzki

  • Fedora Account: dtometzki
  • IRC: dtometzki (found in #fedora, #fedora-admin, #fedora-kernel, #fedora-pgm)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page


Why are you running for the Fedora Council?

To help Fedora to continue to grow and improve. With my professional experience and the fun to work in the community is a great benefit and makes a strong addition to the Council. And as a newcomer I bring new ideas and experience to the Council. I am convinced that I can make a great contribution to the daily Council and the community work.

What do you see as Fedora’s place in the universe?

Fedora is the place of innovations and creativity. Fedora is a name in the market and is used by the community and in enterprises. Is one of the leading distro’s in the universe.

How can we best measure Fedora’s success?

We can measure the success in the market and in the great positive response from the community and outside. For example, the large number of downloads. The high motivation of each individual who puts a lot of time into the development. Also the acceptance within and outside the community shows the success of Fedora.

We just completed our thirty-fourth Fedora Linux. That’s amazing! The tech world isn’t the same as it was in 2003, though. What do we need to do differently in the next 12-18 months so that we’re set up for another successful decade?

Since 2003, the world and technology has changed and turned a lot . The cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP …) plays an increasingly important role in the enterprise and in the private environment. Therefore, it is important to have a cloud strategy and also to align the goals to it.

How should the Fedora Council balance our focus on the mission while also addressing the broader social concerns that affect the inclusiveness of our community?

I think it is important not to lose the great motivation and achievement of the community. We should continue our efforts to promote inclusiveness and diversity, with a focus on recognition.Here it is important to create a balance between the interests of the community and the goals (mission and strategy) of Fedora. It is a difficult balancing act but solvable.