Current Members of the Fedora Council

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  • Elected Representative: Dennis Gilmore (f30-f31)

    Dennis has been involved in Fedora since the begining. Holding various roles. From leading up Alternative Architectures, to leading Release Engineering, contributing to Infrastructure, helping found EPEL, Serving on the Board and Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. He works at Red Hat in the Platform Enablement organisation working on multi-arch.

  • Elected Representative: Till Maas (f29-f30)

    Till Maas started his Fedora journey back in 2005 with Fedora Core 4. Quickly he became a packager and later a sponsor and proven packager. Following Fedora’s FLOSS spirit he submitted patches to various Infrastructure projects. In 2009 he planned, implemented and started to operate the upstream release monitoring service until it was replaced by Anitya in 2015. In 2010 he streamlined the Fedora update feedback process with Fedora Easy Karma and started to help with Release Engineering tasks. There, he automated tasks around package lifetime management and package signing. As an Ambassador, he represented Fedora in various Events such as the Chaos Communication Congress, FOSDEM, FrOSCon and OpenRheinRuhr. He started to serve on FESCo in 2017 and the following year on the Fedora Council.

    In the past he helped to establish the penetration testing company RedTeam Pentesting. Nowadays he maintains the network Linux System Role and NMState on Red Hat’s network services team.

  • Engineering Representative: Petr Ĺ abata

    Petr has been an occasional Fedora user since the very beginning and fully involved as a full-time packager since 2010. Over time he has contributed to a number of SIGs and has worked on various parts of the distribution.

    He is a Red Hatter and, in addition to his Council role, is currently also on the Fedora Engineering Steering Comittee.

    You can find him on Freenode IRC as contyk.

  • Mindshare Representative: Sumantro Mukherjee

  • Diversity Team Representative: Jona Azizaj

    Read more about the Fedora Diversity Advisor’s role and current Fedora Diversity Advisor’s biography on the page about this position.

  • Fedora Project Leader: Matthew Miller

    Read more about the Fedora Project Leader’s role and the current FPL’s biography on the page about this position.

  • Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator: Brian Exelbierd

    Read more about the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator’s role and the current FCAIC’s biography on the page about this position.

  • Fedora Program Manager: Ben Cotton

    Read more about the Fedora Program Manager’s role and the current FPgM’s biography on the page about this position.

  • Objective Leads:

    • Langdon White (Fedora Modularity)

      Langdon has been an active Fedora user and contributor for about 7 years and a Linux user for roughly 20 years. Most of that time, Langdon has been a developer targeting Linux or Windows but has also been a sys admin for short stints. His most active project in Fedora is the Modularity Objective which touches almost every part of project.

      Langdon has 15+ years of experience with large, complex, multi-faceted software projects. He has worked with Fortune 50 CEOs and 10 person startups to help them realize their business goals through software. He has also worked as a developer advocate for RHEL (and, by extension, Fedora).

      You can find him on Freenode irc as langdon.

    • Dominik Perpeet (Atomic CI/CD)

      Dominik joined the Fedora community as a contributor to the Cockpit project, by interfacing with a lot of different aspects of Fedora through that work and also by becoming part of the Fedora Server SIG. He works at Red Hat as part of the Platform Engineering organization and has a past in automating large scale image analysis (working with colorful pictures). He now enjoys working towards his vision of CI/CD giving the onerous aspects of developing software to a bunch of robots while contributors can focus on creating beautiful things that just work.

    • Peter Robinson (Internet of Things)

      Peter is the lead architect for Linux IoT platforms at Red Hat. He’s be at Red Hat over five years and done a number of roles, he’s been an Open Source user and contributor since the mid 1990s, and has wide experience in IT from SME, large Telco/hosting providers and quite a bit in between. He’s been working on IoT for a number of years, with specific interest in agriculture due to growing up on a farm in country Australia.

    • Paul W. Frields (Lifecycle)

      Paul W. Frields has been a Linux user and enthusiast since 1997, and joined the Fedora Project in 2003, shortly after launch. He was a founding member of the Fedora Project Board, and has worked on documentation, website publishing, advocacy, toolchain development, and maintaining software. He joined Red Hat as Fedora Project Leader from February 2008 to July 2010, and remains with Red Hat as an engineering manager. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Virginia.