My fellow Fedorans,
I'm very pleased to announce that Red Hat has hired Mike McGrath to be the
Fedora Infrastructure Leader, as first mentioned on this list back in
December. Those of you who are active contributors to Fedora already know
Mike, and are familiar with his work.
Mike has been a contributor to the Fedora Project for quite a while now,
especially the Fedora Infrastructure group, and I'm personally very glad
that we were able to hire from within for this job. There are never as
many job openings as I wish there were, but when we do have openings in
Fedora it is my intention that we will look to fill them from within our
Mike won't be starting 100% until February, but in the sense that he is
already involved deeply in Fedora Infrastructure, and it's just a matter
of him ramping up his time over the next few weeks.
I won't take up a lot of space on fedora-announce-list with the goals and
plans for Fedora Infrastructure (I'll let Mike lead that conversation on
the infrastructure list), but I just wanted to announce his hiring here
for the rest of the Fedora community to know about it.
At a high level, I'm going to hold Mike accountable for several things:
(1) The technical priorities and implementation of them, for Fedora
Infrastructure and system administration.
(2) The expansion of the Fedora Infrastructure community, and the
continued health, contributions, and empowerment of the current
(3) Leadership and fairness. The Benevolent Dictator of Fedora
Infrastructure and System Administration.
(4) Being the point person for Fedora<->Red Hat network/sysadmin issues.
Mike will be leading the Fedora Infrastructure Hackfest at FUDCon during
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