EPEL Steering Committee Election: Interview with Robby Callicotte (rcallicotte)

Originally published at: EPEL Steering Committee Election: Interview with Robby Callicotte (rcallicotte) – Fedora Community Blog

This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Monday, 20th May and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 30th May 2024.

Interview with Robby Callicotte

  • FAS ID: rcallicotte

Questions

What is your background in EPEL? What have you worked on and what are you doing now?

I’ve been an EPEL user since the mid 2000s and a package maintainer since 2021. I brought Saltstack back into EPEL and added a nifty linter for salt states called salt-lint. I am currently working on building all the dependencies for the upcoming pagure 6 release.

Why are you running for EPEL Steering Committee member?

EPEL packages account for millions of downloads per week and are a vitally important part of the Enterprise Linux ecosystem. I earnestly believe in the project’s mission and am eager to contribute my skills and acumen to its success. I am excited about the opportunity to serve the EPEL community and help shape its future direction.

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