On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:53:27 -0500 (EST)
Fraser Gutteridge <blue(a)UDel.Edu> wrote:
Greetings to the Fedora Infrastructure team,
Just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks for
maintaining such a nice distro of Linux for so long. We've been using
Fedora as the standard distro on many of our desktop machines at the
University of Delaware since approximately mid-2005 (Fedora Core 4!).
I'm interested in becoming involved with the
development/maintenance of the Fedora Project. I've been working with
Linux and Unix-like environments for approximately twelve years,
mostly Fedora, CentOS, RedHat Enterprise and Solaris. Although I have
a lot of knowledge in terms of system and network administration,
I've always wanted to learn more about the Linux kernel and how
device drivers etc. are written.
I currently work on a thirteen-man team for the University
of Delaware, assisting them in maintaining a large number of Unix and
Linux servers as well as a large switch and router infrastructure. My
primary task of late has been managing a VMware cluster consisting of
twelve physical nodes and approximately seventy virtual machines. I
am well-versed in the following programming and scripting languages:
C, C++, Perl, Python, Java, Lisp, PHP and some experience with x86
assembly. I have a good understanding of the following software:
Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle PL/SQL,
OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, Shibboleth IdP and SP. My operating system
experience ranges from various distros of Linux to Solaris, VMware
ESX, Macintosh OS X and most flavors of Windows.
I would be interested in working on any GUI requirements you
may have (I have used GTK+ 2 and 3 for many years), as well as
assisting with any networking, security or system administration
tasks that are pending. If I can learn some of the ins and outs of
the Linux kernel while doing this, so much the better. :)
If anybody has any questions, I can be found on IRC as
'udelblue'. I look forward to contributing if you need the help.
If you've not already, please take a look at
and do join us on #fedora-admin on irc.freenode.net
and we can get you
setup further then.