This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, 21 November and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 5 December 2019.

Interview with Peter Walter

  • Fedora account: pwalter
  • IRC nick: pwalter (found in #fedora-devel)
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Describe some of the important technical issues you foresee affecting the Fedora community. What insight do you bring to these issues?

We have a lot of people being unhappy how Modularity was “forced” on them in Fedora. I’d like to be a voice of this community and advocate of going back to simple yum repos to ship the default package set, and leaving Modularity strictly as an add-on one can choose, but doesn’t have to use.

What objectives or goals should FESCo focus on to help keep Fedora on the cutting edge of open source development?

Simplify Fedora packaging. Remove Modularity that makes everything more complicated. Help more people get involved in Fedora development by simplifying processes.

What are the areas of the distribution and our processes that, in your opinion, need improvement the most? Do you have any ideas how FESCo would be able to help in those “trouble spots”?

In my opinion, Modularity is a “trouble spot”. It needs to go.