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Hello from your new Fedora Program Manager

Headshot of Ben CottonHi, Fedora Community! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the newly-hired Fedora Program Manager. I’ve been a Fedora user for over a decade and a contributor in various roles almost that long. I started out on the documentation team as a writer and then led the team for a few releases. I’ve also maintained packages, dabbled a little bit in marketing (I know I’m way behind on that video ticket, sorry!), and helped promote Fedora through social media and articles on Opensource.com. Professionally, my background is largely in systems administration (with a strong focus on high performance computing in public cloud), but I’ve spent the last two years in marketing. I have a bachelors degree in meteorology and a masters degree in IT project management. I’m also an organizer for a local tech meetup and an occasional freelance writer.

I’m at Red Hat headquarters right now for new hire orientation. Once that’s done, I’ll return home to Indiana and start work. Several interviewers asked what I’d do first if I got the position. Here’s my plan: I’m going to listen. Sure, I’m familiar with Fedora, but I haven’t been able to pay as much attention lately as I’d like. So before I come crashing in with a list of things I want to do, I want to get a better sense for what the community needs from me. That’s a good idea for any job, but particularly for one where I’m serving the needs of a mostly-volunteer community.

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Council Election: Interview with Till Maas (till)

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, May 31st and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.

Interview with Till Maas (till)

  • Fedora Account: till
  • IRC: tyll (found in #fedora-releng #fedora #fedora-devel #fedora-admin #fedora-apps #fedora-social #fedora-de #epel)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Election: Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, May 31st and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.

Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

  • Fedora Account: nb
  • IRC: nb (found in fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-devel, #fedora-ops, etc.)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Dennis Gilmore (ausil)

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Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council 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 Dennis Gilmore (ausil)

  • Fedora Account: ausil
  • IRC: dgilmore (found in #fedora-3dprinting #fedora-meeting-3 #fedora-meeting-2 #fedora-websites #fedora-cloud #proyecto-fedora #fedora-apps #fedora-qa #fedora-fedmsg #fedora-buildsys #fedora-meeting-1 #fedora-releng #fedora-ambassadors #fedora-kernel #fedora #fedora-latam #fedora-br #fedora-java #fedora-mips #fedora-s390x #fedora-ppc @#fedora-arm #epel #fedora-meeting #fedora-security #fedora-devel #fedora-noc #fedora-admin
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Langdon White (langdon)

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Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council 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 Langdon White (langdon)

  • Fedora Account: langdon
  • IRC: langdon #fedora-meeting-*; #fedora-devel; #fedora-modularity; #fedora; #fedora-releng; #fedora-server; #fedora-websites;#fedora-magazine; many others
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Jona Azizaj (jonatoni)

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Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council 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 Jona Azizaj (jonatoni)

  • Fedora Account: jonatoni
  • IRC: jonatoni #fedora-ambassadors #fedora-diversity #fedora-commops #fedora-g11n #fedora-sq etc
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Nick Bebout (nb)

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Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council 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 Nick Bebout (nb)

  • Fedora Account: nb
  • IRC: nb #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-devel, #fedora-ops
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Council Elections: Interview with Russ Herrold (herrold)

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Fedora Council Elections

This is a part of the Council 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 Russ Herrold (herrold)

  • Fedora Account: herrold
  • IRC: as orc_fedo on irc.freenode.net, I may normally be found idling in #epel and in #fedora-meeting
    as orc_orc #centos-devel
    as orc_emac in #lsbLots of NICs as I have (at time this was written) 39 channels open, and helps me navigate with irssi and screen and the alt-number accelerators
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Fedora Autumn Elections 2017

As Fedora 27 has already been released, we run Fedora Autumn Elections 2017 electing members to three main leadership groups in Fedora: the Fedora Council, the Fedora Mindshare Committee, and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).

The Fedora Council is the top-level community leadership and governance body. The Council is a mix of representatives from different areas of the project, named roles appointed by Red Hat, and a variable number of seats connected to medium-term project goals. Decision-making is a consensus process, where the Council works together as a common team to find shared solutions and address concerns, with a focus on giving voice than on balance of power.

Additionally, the Fedora Mindshare Comittee represents the outreach leadership in Fedora. Mindshare aims to help outreach teams to reach their targets in a more effective way, by unifying and sharing their working process through an optimized and standardized communication. It consists of mostly appointed, but also elected members.

Lastly, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, or FESCo, provides technical leadership and guidance in Fedora. Furthermore, FESCo handles the process of accepting new features, accepting new packaging sponsors, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SIG Oversight, the packaging process, handling and enforcement of maintainer issues and other technical matters related to the distribution and its construction. All of the FESCo seats are also elected by the community.

Elections schedule and open seats

  • Oct 24 – Nov 20: Collection of questions for Questionnaire
  • Nov 21 – Dec 04: Nomination & Campaign period
  • Dec 05 – Dec 18: Voting period
  • Dec 19: Result Announcement

The Collection of questions for Questionnaire has already passed and we collected pretty good list of questions for interviews. Currently we are in Nomination & Campaign period when we accept nominations of people to:

The nomination and Campaign period is open until December 4th, 2017 at 23:59:59 UTC.  On December 5th, we will publish interviews with candidates and we will start the  Voting period.

 

Council Elections: Interview with Justin W. Flory (jflory7)

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Fedora Council Elections begin soon

This is a part of the Council Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, August 8th and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, August 14th. Please read the responses from candidates and make your choices carefully. Feel free to ask questions to the candidates here (preferred) or elsewhere!

Interview with Justin W. Flory (jflory7)

  • Fedora Account: jflory7
  • IRC: jwf (found in #fedora-admin, #fedora-ambassadors, #fedora-atomic, #fedora-commops, #fedora-council, #fedora-design, #fedora-diversity, #fedora-games, #fedora-join, #fedora-magazine, #fedora-mktg, #fedora-outreach, #fedora-summer-coding, #fedora-telegram, #fedora-websites)
  • Fedora Wiki User Page

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