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I work for [ Red Hat] as an engineering operations manager.  I joined the company in February 2008 and until July 2010, I served as the [[Project Leader|Fedora Project Leader]] and chairman of the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]].  I also dabble in the following bits:
I work for an MNC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I am an OpenSource Promoter.
* The [[Docs Project | Documentation team]], as a writer, editor, and part-time balladeer
* Maintainer of fedora-release-notes and [[#Package_Maintenance|a few other useful packages]]
* Help with the [[Marketing]] team
* Merciless and sometimes foolhardy [[wiki gardening]]
I help drive the [ Fredericksburg (VA) Linux Users Group]  (FredLUG), which meets twice monthly in my hometown.
I was a founding member of the [[Board|Fedora Project Board]], and served the community there from April 2006 to July 2007.
== Active Documents ==
* [[/Drafts| Drafts and Downloads]]
These documents appear on the [ Fedora documentation]  Web site and in [ Docs CVS] . I have done authorial or editorial work on the following documents:
* [ Installation Guide]
* [ Release Notes]
* [ Jargon Buster]
* [ Translation Quick Start Guide]
In the past, I've also worked on these (now obsolete) documents:
* Installation Guides for FC4, FC5
* SELinux FAQ for FC5
* Yum Software Management for FC3, FC4
== Package Maintenance ==
I maintain or co-maintain the following packages in [[PackageMaintainers| the Fedora package collection]]:
* {{package|blogtk}} -- GNOME application for editing/maintaining blogs
* {{package|fedora-release-notes}} -- Release Notes for Fedora
* {{package|foremost}} -- Recover files by "carving" them from a raw disk
* {{package|nautilus-open-terminal}} -- Nautilus extension for an open terminal shortcut
* {{package|nautilus-search-tool}} -- A Nautilus extension that makes searching for files easier
* {{package|nautilus-sendto}} -- Nautilus context menu for sending files
* {{package|odfpy}} -- Python library for manipulating OpenDocument files
* {{package|opal}} -- Open Phone Abstraction Library
* {{package|perl-PatchReader}} -- Utilities to read and manipulate patches and CVS
* {{package|php-LightweightPicasaAPI}} -- A lightweight API for Picasa in PHP
* {{package|php-phpSmug}} -- PHP wrapper for the SmugMug API
* {{package|pioneers}} -- Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
* {{package|python-mwlib}} -- MediaWiki conversion library for Python
* {{package|xmldiff}} -- Tree to tree correction between XML documents
* {{package|xmlstarlet}} -- Command Line XML Toolkit
* {{package|zikula}} -- Zikula is a free open source Web Application Framework
* {{package|zikula-module-News}} -- Manages news articles on your Zikula site
I no longer maintain the following [[Extras| Extras]] packages:
* {{package|drivel}} - dead upstream
* {{package|gnome-sudoku}} - moved into ''gnome-games''
== Obsolete Documents ==
These are deprecated because of changes over time to Fedora.  Currently these still appear in CVS, but may eventually become wistful memories.
* [ USB-Hotplug Tutorial]
* Mirror Tutorial for FC2
* Web Publishing to -- This subject is now covered in the [ Documentation Guide].
== Self Introduction ==
Name: Paul W. Frields
Location: Fredericksburg, VA - USA
Profession: Engineering Project Manager
Company: [ Red Hat, Inc.]
=== Goals ===
==== As a Contributor ====
* Help develop a content management system to serve the needs of multiple teams such as the [[Marketing]] and [[Design]] teams.
* Provide the odd low-maintenance package such as non-critical add-ons, where my programming skill (or lack thereof) is not a limiting factor.
* Strive to provide a good example of dealing with other people in a constructive, friendly way at all times.
=== Skill Areas ===
HIGH:  bash, GNU make, DocBook XML, RHCE (RHL 7.1, RHEL 3 & 5), communication skills (writing, teaching, public speaking)
== GPG Information ==
<pre>pub  1024D/BD113717 1997-09-19
Key fingerprint = 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233  5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
sub  4096g/46D87F1F 1997-09-19</pre>
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I work for an MNC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I am an OpenSource Promoter.