This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Friday, 26 November and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Interview with Till Maas (he/him/his)

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


Why are you running for 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?

A role model for a diverse and inclusive community to collaborate on distributing high-quality open-source software.

How can we best measure Fedora’s success?

A good metric in my opinion is the flow of contributors. The more contributors Fedora attracts, the higher is Fedora’s success. Ideally, there will be a variety of different contributors so that Fedora’s diversity is also increasing. One of the diversity attributes can be the employer, another the gender. It would also be a success for Fedora, to have a more diverse distribution across these attributes in all the leadership groups and nominees for them.

The Council’s primary role is to identify the short-, medium-, and long-term goals of the Fedora community and enable the project to achieve those goals. Right now, we are working on a new plan for the next 3-5 years. How will you help?

I will actively participate in discussions and provide an open ear to everyone so we can get a multitude of diverse ideas. As an advocate for critical thinking, I will scrutinize ideas to ensure there are specific, measurable and relevant goals.