This is a part of the Mindshare Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Wednesday, January 17th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

Interview with Jared K. Smith (jsmith)


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

I think our priority should be to revisit what has and hasn’t worked well in the past, and try to come up with concrete actions to help increase Fedora’s mindshare.

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

Due to constraints at work, I haven’t been able to participate in Fedora as much as I would like to the last 18 months. I’ve recently changed jobs and am more easily able to contribute again, and I thought this would be a good way to give back to the Fedora community.

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?

I think this group has a strong chance of streamlining some processes and clarifying some policies that have been too complicated (and perhaps too nebulous) in the past.