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Ville-Pekka Vainio

I'm a Fedora user since FC2, a Finnish Fedora translator, the team leader for the Finnish translation team, a Fedora RPM package maintainer, a Fedora Ambassador for Finland and I'm also interested in FOSS hacking. I have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and I'm currently studying for an M.Sc. degree. I live in Helsinki, Finland.

Finnish translation

The wiki page for the Finnish translation team.

I can sponsor new contributors to the cvsl10n group in the Fedora Account System. Make sure you've sent an introduction mail to the fedora-trans-list mailing list before asking for sponsorship.


I've started as a Fedora Ambassador for Finland in July 2009. This whole thing is quite new to me still and as of now, I don't have any Fedora CDs or anything to hand out. If you're interested in organizing a Fedora event or a general free/open source software event in the greater Helsinki area, drop me an email.

I often attend the Linux theme evenings (teemaillat) organized by the Finnish Linux User Group (I'm a member of FLUG too). I sometimes attend the Free Thursday events as well, but it seems I've just had bad luck with timing this year and haven't been able to attend as many events as I would've liked to.

I am the administrator of a Finnish Fedora forum, which is run as a sub-forum of the discussion forums. Leaving a message on that forum is a good way of getting community support in Finnish for using Fedora.

Finnish Linux Users Group, Ubuntu Finland and a few of us representatives from other distributions are arranging a Linux showcase desk at the Assembly 2009 demo party in Helsinki in 6.-9. of August 2009. I should be there, I hope we can get some Fedora CDs to hand out as well.


Packages that I maintain:

The packages with "voikko" in the name provide Finnish spell checking, hyphenation and grammar checking. The upstream for those is the Voikko project. I also co-maintain some other VDR packages with Ville Skyttä.


I'm a relatively new EPEL packager (since about April 2009), Moin is the only package I maintain in EPEL. If you want to maintain some of my other Fedora packages, feel free to do so, but please add me as a co-maintainer.

Docs translation

I have translated the Release Notes for Fedora 7 and 8 into Finnish. I plan to keep doing the translations for upcoming releases as well. Any help is greatly appreciated :) If I have the time, I may also update the translations for already released versions.

My COSS Summercode Finland 2007 Project

Please see SummerOfCode/2007/VillePekkaVainio