On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:12 PM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:36 AM Stephen John Smoogen <smooge(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> It has been a pleasure for me to be a part of and help lead the
> EPEL steering committee for the last couple of years. It has not
> always been smooth sailing but I have found it an enjoyable experience.
> However, as you may know the Fedora project will be moving to a
> different data-center later this spring (from Phoenix to northern
> Virginia). Being involved in the planning and implementation of this
> project, I do not think that I will be able to give EPEL the time
> investment it deserve for the next 6 to 9 months. With EPEL-8 still
> ramping up and the various opportunities with modularity, I do
> not think it is a fair that EPEL suffers from this lack of time.
> As such, I would like to step down as chair/member of the steering
> committee and nominate Troy Dawson as my replacement. Troy formerly
> worked on Scientific Linux and has worked on OpenShift and other
> projects at Red Hat for the last several years. It is clear he has a
> good eye on the concerns and problems enterprise users have. Recently,
> Troy helped get the initial RHEL-8 and EPEL-8 out the door with
> multiple builds and updates to various macro files.
> Once the move is completed and the close down of the old site is done,
> I look forward to getting involved again in EPEL.
Thank you Stephen for all that you've done for the EPEL community the
past several years. I hope the move goes smooth so that you can
return to us sooner, rather than later.
I will do my best to keep EPEL steering in the right direction.
I second the nomination of Troy. He's been a pleasure to work with and
has done fantastic work to bring KDE Plasma to RHEL/CentOS users after
Red Hat ripped it out of RHEL for RHEL 8.
The fact that he's a member of modularity team means that he can
easily take our feedback and have it incorporated into improving the
system, which is a huge boon for us as RHEL 8 leverages that
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