On Fri, 2013-05-24 at 01:08 -0400, Jeffrey Taylor wrote:
I've been using Fedora for longer than I can remember. I used to
big Debian contributor(mostly server space/bandwidth) but time
restrictions at the time limited my ability to help. That was a long
time ago. I was just a kid then. I'm now a syadmin with 8 years of
experience and more servers and space than I can count(I run a small
colo setup and work full-time for a streaming company). I am no longer
in touch with the Debian project and as a Fedora user, it seemed like
the logical choice to offer what I can to the project.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've signed up for the
infrastructure and server mailing lists but don't want to just barge
in there without a goal. Maybe in my youth...
Sure. That's what we're here for! Would you like to work in a sysadmin
role, or are you open to try out something new. Dan's already pointed
you to QA. I'll give you more detailed information and you can see where
you want to get started.
As a sysadmin, you can work with Fedora infrastructure. They have a
very very detailed page on getting started. Infra handles all
our..well..infra. This includes everything listed here, and the
various fedora applications. They make use of puppet and a lot of
other stuff that I don't understand ;) Glean through the wiki for more
info. They could really use a few more established sysadmins. There's a
lot of work, and not enough hands on board sometimes.
If you'd like to try something that isn't to do with system
administration, you could look at the other tasks. QA is one, which
is relatively simpler to start with. For instance, you can just give
karma to updates. It's a simple, but important task. If you'd like
something more "dangerous", you can help test Fedora 19 which
recently went Beta.
There are a lot of other roles too. A quick introduction can be found
here. Do have a look and we look forward to answering any other
questions that you have thereafter.
Anyways, thank you for any help and have a nice evening!
Have a good weekend. We look forward to seeing you around in the
community! There's a lot of work to do. Pick what you will :)
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