This is a part of the Mindshare 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


Is there a specific task or issue you think that Mindshare should address this term?

Since conferences are now mostly virtual, it is a great chance to be more present on more conferences and get in contact with new communities.

Please elaborate on the personal “Why” which motivates you to be a candidate for Mindshare.

There is a lack of candidates for Fedora’s elections. To give more meaning to the election, I stepped up allow the community to have a choice and to give a more clear and supporting mandate to the winner. I am a Fedora Ambassador and enjoyed representing Fedora at events in the past to get in contact with the community. Back then, the group was not very supportive or even hostile. Since a lot changed since then, I would like to contribute to a better experience in the future.

What are your thoughts on the impact (as an individual and then as a Mindshare group) that the group will have on the Fedora Mission?

Fedora’s mission is: “Fedora creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.”

To enable people to use our platform, it is important that they know about it. Communication is also important for effective collaboration inside Fedora’s teams. Last but not least, good communication will attract more contributors and allow to become more diverse which will lead to more innovation that we need for our platform. Since the Mindshare group is about improving the communication, it will have a big impact on the success of our mission.