Self-introduction: Pascal Calarco

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Mon Mar 29 17:44:47 UTC 2010

Welcome, Pascal - I know that seems a little odd to say since you've
been around for some time, but it's great to hear some of your
background details. :D

I'm going to add you into FAS right now :)



On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Pascal Calarco <pcalarco at> wrote:
> Hi marketing folk --
> My name is Pascal Calarco (FAS:pcalarco)[1].  I am interested in
> participating with the Marketing team in Fedora, because the good folk
> here are a dynamic and enthusiastic bunch and we have been collaborating
> over the past few months on getting Fedora Insight[2] configured,
> developed and moving forward for an expected F13 launch.  I think by
> being an explicit member of the Marketing team, this will help this
> collaboration further.
> I have been a member of the Fedora Ambassadors team for a couple years
> and also have been a editorial team member of the Fedora Weekly News
> since issue 133 (July 5, 2008) and as a writer since before that.  I
> have been a daily user of Fedora as my primary personal & work computing
> environment since Fedora Core 2, and since then have thought that Fedora
> is absolutely the best Linux distro for me as a technical manager and
> power user.  I have used Red Hat Linux, Mandrake/Mandriva, Ubuntu and
> OpenSUSE at various points in the past and keep coming back to Fedora.
> Fedora to me is a great blend of cutting edge desktop experience, a
> vibrant community that I can contribute to and collaborate with others
> very meaningfully, and an excellent way for me to keep up my technical
> skills cred with my career.  Fedora's professed values of  "Features,
> Freedom, Friends, First" really resonates with me as I am also a
> librarian by profession, as we value open access to information,
> intellectual freedom, collaborative empowerment, service and lifelong
> learning, so the Fedora Project is a natural professional "second home"
> for me in a very real sense. When I am not working at Fedora, I am
> working as department head for our Library Information Systems group of
> 10 in the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame[3].  I am a
> genealogy nut, an avid reader, a radio DJ for a weekly jazz program on
> campus, a cyclist commuter, and father and husband.
> I see the Fedora Weekly News[4] as a very natural extension of the
> Marketing Team.  Everything we do with FWN is to inform, influence and
> enthuse those who use, develop, enhance and manage Fedora Linux and
> demonstrate why we are a great technology community that deserves our
> daily use, participation, and support.  With Fedora Insight, I think we
> can strengthen this relationship between the Weekly News and Marketing
> teams, making our combined efforts even more obvious and impactful.
> What I can bring to the Fedora Marketing team is the perspective of a
> Fedora power user, a faculty member on a college campus, light project
> management skills and dedication to the Fedora Project.
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> Pascal Calarco
> Editor, Fedora Weekly News
> Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA
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