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* I'm relatively new to the Fedora community.  I began using Unix in 1989 and have been using Linux since 1994 when I co-founded Silicon Valley Public Access Link (SV-PAL or [http://www.svpal.org/ www.svpal.org]), a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-Net FreeNet] for Santa Clara County that is still a self-sustaining not for profit ISP today. I have contributed bugs and patches to several open source software projects as I have "scratched my own itch." I was a registered Debian Developer but package maintenance is not something I developed a passion for. I was a full time employee with the US branch of SuSE from 1999 to 2001 before Novell entered the picture.
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* I'm relatively new to the Fedora community.  I began using Unix in 1989 and have been using Linux since 1994 when I co-founded Silicon Valley Public Access Link (SV-PAL or [http://www.svpal.org/ www.svpal.org]), a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-Net FreeNet] for Santa Clara County that is still a self-sustaining not for profit ISP today. I have contributed bugs and patches to several open source software projects as I have "scratched my own itch." I was a registered Debian Developer but while I respect the important work of package maintenance it is not something I developed a passion for. I was a full time employee with the US branch of SuSE Linux from 1999 to 2001.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
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* '''Fedora Email''': mailto:grantbow@fedoraproject.org
 
* '''Email''': mailto:grantbow@gmail.com
 
* '''Email''': mailto:grantbow@gmail.com
 
* '''Location''': San Francisco East Bay, California
 
* '''Location''': San Francisco East Bay, California

Revision as of 08:50, 26 September 2011

Grant Bowman

  • I'm relatively new to the Fedora community. I began using Unix in 1989 and have been using Linux since 1994 when I co-founded Silicon Valley Public Access Link (SV-PAL or www.svpal.org), a FreeNet for Santa Clara County that is still a self-sustaining not for profit ISP today. I have contributed bugs and patches to several open source software projects as I have "scratched my own itch." I was a registered Debian Developer but while I respect the important work of package maintenance it is not something I developed a passion for. I was a full time employee with the US branch of SuSE Linux from 1999 to 2001.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

  • I am a Fedora Ambassador. I have given out many Fedora CDs at Linux User Groups (LUGs) and generally advocate for free software in the many LUGs I visit in California.
  • Working on DIY Sleeve
  • I run Fedora on my OLPC XO-1 and have been attending the OLPC San Francisco meetings.
  • My plans and ideas will evolve as I learn where I can best contribute.