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New Fedora Linux Project Leader Building More Than a Distro

Oct 04, 2010, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community is an open source development effort that includes a diverse set of participants. At the top of the organizational chart for Fedora is the position of Fedora Project Leader, the person tasked with overseeing the general direction and operations of the Fedora project.

"In July, Jared Smith took up the position of Fedora Project Leader, replacing the outgoing Paul Frields. Among Smith's first jobs is to guide the development and release of the upcoming Fedora 14 Linux distribution, set for general availability in November. Building the Fedora Linux distribution is one of Smith's key responsibilities as Fedora Project Leader, but it involves more than just pure code.

""A lot of the time we think of Fedora as just the bits and the bytes that we burn on a CD every six months and ship out, but Fedora is more than that, it has to be a community," Smith said. "As such we have to concentrate on building that community and taking care of the community as much as we take care of the bits and bytes.""

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