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Tom 'spot' Callaway

Tom 'spot' Callaway does not currently possess any notable mutant powers.

However, he is currently the Fedora Engineering Manager.

He is currently serving a term on the Fedora Board.

He is also responsible for the Aurora SPARC Linux Project, which is a port of Fedora to SPARC.
He's worked for Red Hat since February 2001, and is worshipped by lemurs throughout the known universe.


You can email him at: tcallawa<AT>
On IRC (, he's "spot".

He also maintains a LOT of packages in Fedora. He used to keep a list here, but it was a pain to maintain. Pkgdb has this list: (some things I only co-maintain, or are dead packages now)

He's currently leading the Fedora Packaging Committee, responsible for RPM Packaging Standards and Practices.

Due to an incredibly erratic and unpredictable schedule, he doesn't currently keep regular office hours in #fedora (or anywhere on IRC for that matter).

And last but not least, he's a Sponsor for new Contributors. Currently, he sponsors these fine people:

Chuck R. Anderson
Dmitry Butskoy
Jeff Carlson
Didier Casse
Mark Cox
Kushal Das
Patrice Dumas
Ralf Ertzinger
Kevin Fenzi
Chris Grau
Kevin Gray
Ed Hill
Dan Horák
Neil Horman
Patrick Laughton
John Patrick Mahowald
José Matos
Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
Karen Rei Pease
Ian Pilcher
Orion Poplawski
Jef Spaleta
Quentin Spencer
Richard A. Stout
Andreas Thienemann
Axel Thimm
Jason L Tibbitts III
Toni Willberg
Paul Wouters

If any of them screw up, feel free to let him know.