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sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Mar 27 22:42:23 UTC 2008
Max Spevack wrote:
> What from the "features" list was Red Hat or Fedora the upstream
> of? Where have we created features that are being used cross-distro but
> it is recognized that Fedora or Red Hat is the upstream innovator?
PackageKit - Red Hat has a number of developers who have contributed
extensively. Richard Hughes (PackageKit, GNOME Power Manager primary
developer) is now a Red Hat employee
GVFS - GNOME VFS replacement was primarily done by Alexander Larsson who
is also the primary maintainer of Nautilus.
GDM - William Jon McCann (ConsoleKit developer and maintainer who has
worked on gnome-screensaver, rhythmbox etc) is leading upstream rewrite.
X - Adam Jackson is upstream release engineer for the new release and
has done a lot of related work.
FreeIPA - Red Hat's project. Refer http://freeipa.org
Virtualization - Tons of work including a port of Xen on para virt ops
and policy kit integration from Red Hat virtualization team
Jidgo integration - Jeroen Van Meeuwen is leading integration
Ext4 - Eric Sandeen who is the lead for Ext4 integration within Fedora
is also a upstream contributor
Firefox 3 - Christopher Aillon is one of the Linux release engineers for
K12Linux - Warren Togami is working with upstream
GCC 4.3 - Red Hat has extensive contributions. Jakub Jelinek leading
Fedora integration is one of the upstream developers.
Live CD persistence - Douglas McClendor (dmc) did a lot of the work as a
volunteer community member. Jeremy Katz has done the integration and
Bluetooth - Bastien Nocera has done a lot of the upstream work
Clock Applet - Feature from SLED but IIUC Matthias Clasen is driving
Anaconda - Lot of work including filesystem encryption, partition
resizing - Anaconda team
If you want to highlight Fedora community efforts primarily that would
include dmc's work on live cd persistence, jidgo integration, KDE SIG
team work on KDE 4, upstart integration.
I might have missed out certain things. Feel free to add your favorite
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