On 06/23/2016 11:06 PM, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
When I packed up my entire life and moved to fair Rollywood this past
January to be closer to Red Hat Tower and dive head-first into this
role as the first ever Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead, it was
an absolute dream for me. Every day, I'm working with some of the most
talented, motivated, brilliant hackers, designers, and volunteers that
build and ship the operating system at the core of my digital
existence--not to mention much of the enterprises and infrastructure
around the world. The scale of problems, and the speed at which we are
solving them, is still absolutely mind-blowing to me.
I love my job.
I love my team.
I love the Fedora Community.
I love Red Hat.
Thank you, all of you.
Never did I imagine there would ever be another opportunity that could
sway me from this path, which I flipped my life upside down to
pursue... but then I got
Things are moving quickly, and I don't have all the details yet, but
it looks like I'm going to be the first ever Open Source Campaign
Manager for the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.
I have to be at campaign HQ in Brooklyn NY ready to hit the ground
running on Monday.
I will be spending my last 24 hours as a Red Hatter flipping my entire
life upside down, again, and I wanted to give the community one last
window to ping me with any outstanding business or questions, and
direct you to the appropriate channels thereafter.
After tomorrow, I'm going to be packing up and moving to Brooklyn to
work 8 days a week until roughly Thanksgiving ;)
In my absence, here is a list of points of contact for FCL business
(cc'd above,) until my replacement arrives.
For all things related to:
- Fedora Council, Matthew Miller: mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org
- Fedora Budget, Events, and ambassadors, Joe Brockmeier: jzb(a)redhat.com
- Fedora Engineering/Infrastructure, Paul Frields: pfrields(a)fedoraproject.org
- Community Operations/CommBlog/Mktg/Misc, the Community Operations
I know the timing is less than ideal, with Red Hat Summit next week,
and Flock in August, but, I believe this position will bring the most
visibility to the work and principles that Red Hat, Fedora, and the
FOSS community stand for.
I find strength, purpose, and peace in these words of George Bernard Shaw:
"...I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community,
and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
...Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as
brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
This is one of those "once in a lifetime" moments in our history, and
if the Free and Open Source Software Movement can be part of that,
then I'm willing to answer the call.
This is big news, and if I've said it once, I've said it many more times
today. This is awesome news and I'm really happy for you to move into
this position. If there's anyone I can think of who would be a fit for
the bill, you'd be my first pick.
It's hardly been a year since CommOps really got rolling off the ground,
but it doesn't take a decade for things to happen. We've accomplished a
lot together as a team and as a community, and you've helped herald us
through it as the CommOps founder and lead. Looking at all the successes
and changes the team has accomplished working together in the project
these past year, you've played a large part in it. Just from what I've
witnessed since September, there's a lot that we have to thank you for
in the form of your time and contributions. I want you to know that I'm
hugely appreciative of all your time spent to laying the groundwork and
helping build up to where we are now.
It's going to be a little different not having you around in channel as
often, but that's how the cards are played. We've spent a lot of time
and effort getting things established and set up, and I think thanks to
the time and efforts of the past few months, things are looking pretty
great for CommOps (and the rest of the project as a whole too). You will
have to stop by whenever things slow down and share some news about how
you're kicking butt by bringing FOSS and free culture to the US
It's never a goodbye, but a temporary pause. Wherever life takes you,
I'm sure the paths will cross again, and you always have many of us in
the community backing and supporting you in your new endeavors. Best of
luck in Brooklyn and beyond, Remy.
Keep the FOSS flag high for us.
Justin W. Flory