This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, 19 November and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 3 December 2020.

Interview with Till Maas

  • Fedora Account: till
  • IRC: tyll (found in #fedora-devel, #fedora-de, #nm, #nmstate, #systemroles and others)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page


Why are you running for the Fedora Council?

There is a lack of candidates that are nominated for the Council. To give more meaning to the election, I stepped up to allow the community to have a choice and to give a more clear and supporting mandate to the winner. Since I served the Council in the past, I know I can do meaningful contributions there.

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

Fedora is a great project to allow people to collaborate on distributing high-quality open-source software.

How can we best measure Fedora’s success?

An important metric for me is the engagement rate at conferences. For example the amount of people at the booth or the feedback that is given there is a good indicator for its success. Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. Another metric at this point could be interactions on social media accounts. This could be new followers for our accounts, the amount of content being shared or liked, etc.

What big changes does Fedora need to make in the next five years in order to continue to be successful?

More people need to know about the good things that are happening in the Fedora project.