The "new" Fedora Board

Max Spevack mspevack at
Tue Jul 10 14:44:42 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

We've just completed the first Fedora Board succession process, and I 
wanted to take a moment to share the results with everyone.

Staying on for another release cycle are Seth Vidal, Bill Nottingham, 
Chris Blizzard, and Matt Domsch.

Joining them are 5 new Board members.

Karsten Wade is a Senior Developer Relations Manager at Red Hat.  He has 
been a long-time contributor to Fedora, serving previously as the 
Chairman of the Fedora Documentation Steering Committee.  He is active 
in community building, writing, website design, translations, and 
documentation.  Karsten lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Dennis Gilmore works as a Enterprise Systems Administrator at Jupiter 
Images in Peoria, IL.  Dennis has worked in most aspects of Fedora. 
Currently he is involved in Infrastructure, FESCo, and EPEL, He is also 
an active package maintainer and active on implementing secondary 
architecture's.  Dennis Lives in Washington, IL with his wife and two 

Christopher Aillon is the Desktop Applications Engineering Team Lead for 
Red Hat, where he has worked since 2004.  He has been a long time 
contributor to the Mozilla Project (e.g. Firefox, Thunderbird) and has 
made many contributions to NetworkManager and various GNOME 
applications.  He has been heavily involved with Fedora, having made 
contributions to over 100 packages.

Jef Spaleta is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the SuperDARN research 
group at the Geophysical Institute on the UAF campus.  He has been an 
active community contributor in some form or fashion since the Fedora 
Project began. Initially focusing on end-user troubleshooting and bug 
triage, then as a Fedora Extras contributor. He lives in Fairbanks, 
Alaska and enjoys the alternating seasonal joys of curling and canoing 
and the pleasantly squeaky sound that snow makes under your shoe at -20 

Steve Dickson is a kernel Engineer at Red Hat. For the last five years 
or so he has been responsible their NFS, NIS, CIFS and QUOTA packages 
(both kernel and user level).  His responsibilities include both RHEL 
and Fedora releases.  In prior lives he worked on DEC's TruCluster 
product as well as a short stint working in the infiniband world writing 
both user and kernel applications for the Linux.  Steve started his 
career at Lachman Associates developing and supporting SCO's NFS 

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These pages will be updated shortly to reflect this email.


Max Spevack
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