"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
"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
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