Beyond FUDCon with Robyn Bergeron, Fedora Program Manager
"I personally would love to see more folks getting involved in areas that don't necessarily require coding skills. I think that there is enormous room for growth and contribution in these areas, and there are plenty of Linux enthusiasts out there who have the skills and imagination to make great contributions in these places." ~ Robyn Bergeron
Linux Pro Magazine: How did you first get involved with F/LOSS? When? What was your first Linux distribution? When? What do you use now?
Robyn Bergeron: I've been a Linux user for a long time, though it hasn't always been my primary OS. I remember running Slackware back in 1995, 1996, and was an on-again, off-again tinkerer through the early 2000s. My first real involvement with contributing to F/LOSS was a few years ago, when I volunteered to help out with editing papers and compiling the proceedings for the Ottawa Linux Symposium, which I did for two years before becoming involved with Fedora.
LPM: Could you please introduce yourself and tell me a little about what your role at Red Hat is and what you do for the Fedora Project?