EPEL Steering Committee Elections: Interview with Kevin Fenzi (kevin)

Originally published at: EPEL Steering Committee Elections: Interview with Kevin Fenzi (kevin) – 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 Kevin Fenzi

  • FAS ID: kevin

Questions

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

I’ve been involved in epel since the epel-5/6 days. With epel7 I wrangled a bunch of the work to get things setup, including beta before the rhel release, lots of release engineering work and mirroring/content. I maintain a lot of packages in EPEL, both for others use and to use in Fedora Infrastructure, which heavily uses epel for managing items that are not in rhel proper. I’ve been happy to see epel continue to grow and flourish and these days I tend to just provide some light releng work for epel along with package maint. epel is a wonderful service and I think it really increases the usefulness of rhel and downstreams.

Why are you running for EPEL Steering Committee member?

I think I provide a useful historical perspective on how things were setup and why, along with a release engineering perspective on how changes could be done or might affect composes.

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