This is a part of the FESCo 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 Kevin Fenzi

  • Fedora Account: kevin
  • IRC: nirik (found in #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-devel, #fedora, #fedora-arm #fedora-releng, #fedora-phone, #fedora-council, etc…)
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Why do you want to be a member of FESCo and how do you expect to help steer the direction of Fedora?

I want to keep sharing my extensive knowledge of Fedora’s history along with my passion to move things ever forward. I’d like to keep helping contributors to get things done in the Fedora community.

How do you currently contribute to Fedora? How does that contribution benefit the community?

I do a lot in my job and a lot in my ‘spare’ time. I answer questions on irc and on the mailing lists. I help update documentation. I sponsor new contributors. I’ve been on FESCo a long time and often put my time and energy into doing things for fesco that no one else has time/energy to do.

How should we handle cases where Fedora’s and Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s needs conflict in an incompatible way?

We should try and find some way to not conflict, but if that happens that it’s not possible to remove the conflict, we have to have Fedora go Fedora’s way. In the long term however, we really need to have Fedora serve more of the needs RHEL has if we at all can. This would allow Red Hat to expend more resources on Fedora and help us do other things we may want to do. Often I think conflicts are either side not fully sharing what they want/need, and we should strive to bridge that communication gap and find some way to make both sides ahead.

What else should community members know about you or your positions?

Everyone is welcome to look at my past voting or record on anything, and if you have any questions, I am happy to answer them on irc or via email.