"Earlier this year, former Fedora Project Leader Paul Frields
announced he'd be stepping down from the post and that Fedora and
Red Hat were searching for a new project leader. At the end of
June, Frields announced that Jared Smith would be taking up the
position. Since this is a pretty important job in our community, we
thought it'd be a good idea to talk with Smith and learn more about
him and his plans for Fedora.
"Linux.com: First, congratulations on your selection as the next
Fedora Project Leader (FPL)! When does your tenure officially
begin? And, what will your first few weeks entail, if you know?
"Jared Smith: My tenure began on July 12th. My first couple of
weeks have involved traveling to the FUDCon conference in Santiago,
Chile and the FISL conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil. As you
probably already know, FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers
Conference. FUDCon is a mixture of barcamp-style training sessions,
as well as a chance to further the development of Fedora in some
group development sessions. The FISL conference is also a great
event, with literally thousands of attendees."