And, PMO stands for…?
And, PMO stands for…?
Hello! I’m Ernie, and I’m new to Fedora Cinnamon. I started using Mandrake Linux around 1998/1999 and went through all its evolution’s until Mandrake ceased developing Mandriva (it’s third evolutionary change I think). Next I migrated to Mageia (a fork of Mandriva created by several of the Mandriva dev team members). When I ran into issues I could not solve With Mageia 8, I migrated to Linux Mint Debian Edition because I liked the Cinnamon desk top environment. Recently, I found that Fedora has a Cinnamon spin (the de I had with LMDE), so I tried it out. I like it a lot so I installed it on my desktop PC as well as all three of my laptops because it feels very solid and stable.
I’m a retiree in my 70s and a bit of a tech geek. I assemble all my desktop PCs myself. The only desktop PC I have ever purchased ready-made was a Gateway IBM-compatible machine powered with an 8088 CPU, 640MB RAM, a 100 MB internal mfm hard drive and it had a 14-inch color EVGA display (circa 1992 [or possibly a few years earlier]). When the hard drive suffered a head crash, the mfm technology was no longer in development/available. I had to learn a lot about computer hardware to be able to resurrect that system. Ultimately, I found that it was more economical to get a used tower case, an i386 mb with RAM soldered on, and a hard drive with the then current technology (I don’t remember which evolution it was). I was able to get that system working O.K., but the project whetted my whistle enough that I got a book named Building and Upgrading PCs to learn about assembling my own boxes, and another one about Assembly Language so I could learn to develop my own DOS commands (I wanted to make DOS do things that did not come built-in).
We got the Gateway PC so my wife could do her homework for a business machines course she was taking at a local trade school. The school gave her a copy of WordPerfect 5.1. I helped her install it, and when I saw it load for the first time, I just had to know how they did that. I think that event was what started my obsession with computers.
Today, I’m a widowed father of two adult sons. I have a small female dog name Angel, and we just got a 3 year old female cat named Huxley. We (my older son and I) adopted her, and I’m still waiting for her to feel enough at home here to start hanging out with us.
Well, that about sums me up. I look forward to being a part of the Fedora family,
Welcome to the community and thanks for sharing your story!
My name is Aurélien (he/him) and I’m a long time contributor to Fedora, with very variable capacity for contribution over the years.
I got interested in 2003 when there was a group of contributors building additional packages for Red Hat 9 and organizing around the domain
fedora.us. A few months later, Red Hat split its distribution between RHEL and a new community-based distribution that they named Fedora after hiring Warren Togami and getting a large number of the fedora.us folks onboard. Then came the time of endless discussions between community members trying to make people understand that Fedora was not a beta for RHEL and RH sales saying otherwise… Ah, good times
Anyway, at that time I chose Fedora because I loved the bleeding edge aspect. It was missing a few of the packages I loved from my previous Mandrake-days, so I packaged them up. I was in my late 20s at the time, I had all the time I needed
I started working in 2003 as a linux sysadmin and then moved into python web development, then sysadmin again, then python network development. The contribution tooling in Fedora was a natural fit for me.
In 2012 there was a job opening at Red Hat to work on Mailman 3’s next web interface, HyperKitty. I got hired by Spot and worked on it for a couple years, pretty much in a silo. I am now working for Red Hat in the Community Platform Engineering team as a developer and tech lead. I’ve recently worked on Fedora Messaging, the FAS rewrite (Noggin / FASJSON + FreeIPA), the Datanommer / Datagrepper rewrite, and I’m currently working on the FMN rewrite, that should be available in a couple months.
I haven’t engaged much with the community these past years, because I had quite a few things to do and not so much time after my dayjob, but I plan on saving more time for community discussions.
I’m happy to discuss the tools I’ve worked on or the tech / design choices we made, if you’re interested! I’m in France, so UTC+1 in nothern winter, UTC+2 in the nothern summer.
I’m tying to post quick summaries of what I’m working on on my Mastodon/Fediverse account: @email@example.com. Follow if you feel like it!
Welcome back, thanks for your contributions back then, and thanks for fighting the good fight on what Fedora’s relation to RHEL is, lol.
Hey, i am Irdi from Tirana, Albania. I am a hacktivist at Open Labs Hackerspace Albania. We are thinking of creating a Linux User Group and one of the distros we want to promote and advocate about is Fedora.
That sounds great! Welcome! Let us know if we can help.
I am trying to figure out the workflow in the different tools Fedora has. Trying to figure out which groups should i be in and if there is an event page where i can publish the activities. I will figure it out though, reading helps me get to know better things and people. Thank you very much!
You should get in touch with the Join SIG for that:
I’m not sure what exactly you intend, but when there are events where we check if others are interested to join or to organize Fedora booths or things like that, feel free to open a discussion topic in the Project Discussion category.
Yes! Use tag ambassadors and/or mindshare
Events calendar i meant something like Open Street Map has.
Found it! Events - Fedocal
This is what i meant.
Hi, I’m a user who had jumped across several different distros, including Arch, until I settled down with Fedora Silverblue.
Welcome @dch82 !
This is Jorge from the Dominican Republic, I’m a Linux SysAdmin recently switching to a DevOps path, and a huge Fedora user and fan since Fedora 7, I’m also a co-organizer with @vsrecio for Linux Dominicana, the main FOSS community in DR where we monthly host physical and virtual events with dozens and sometimes hundreds of users regarding FOSS and related technologies.
Thank you all guys and specially @jflory7 for having us here, we are looking forward to contributing to this beloved community and building new Linux friends around the globe.
Welcome to the community Jorge!
This is an Introduce Yourself thread for Outreachy Applicants
Hey all! I’m a QA Analyst, and have many years experience with Linux in general. Spent several years distro-hopping one after the other, and found I had fallen in love with KDE. Once I discovered that Fedora had a KDE spin, my distro hopping days are over (for now lol). Really like the 1:1 gestures in KDE Wayland, and so far, the only issue I’m having (Zoom, ugh) can be resolved by joining meetings in the browser (screensharing on Wayland) until Zoom gets their stuff together and writes better code.
Currently in a full-stack programming class. Last semester we learned the Angular framework for the frontend, and this semester we’re learning Ruby/Ruby on Rails framework for the backend.
I’ll also be starting a Cyber Security apprenticeship with my current company in about a month through Purdue University, so i’m excited for that.
Really looking forward to buiking up my programming skills, and being able to jump in and start contributing to the open source community (which I’ve fallen in love with, and have developed a passion for) and their projects. Cheers!
Great to have you here! We always need QA people! Quite sure you will
find many opportunities at Fedora to contribute and make experiences.
Thanks! Is there any kind of process to becoming a contributor? This would be my first time contributing on an open source project, so I’m still a little green there
Is there a specific area for contributors? Like one for QA and another for programming? I think I’d be more helpful starting with QA stuff first, then once this semester ends, finding some code to contribute with.