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About Omar CHERIF

Professionally I'm a Web Developer and GNU/Linux sysadmin for eCHERIF a software development company based in Tunisia (supporting mostly Fedora in the usual heterogeneous environment). I am using GNU/Linux since 2006 and has been a long time user of Fedora GNU/Linux Distribution. I enjoy working with Fedora and learning as much as I can about the operating system and I try to keep myself fluent in both the CLI and GUI aspects. Throughout the time I had the opportunity to try out many distributions such as CentOS, SuSE, Debian, Yellowdog and more recently Ubuntu (From Gusty to Karmic, but now I mostly use ubuntu with Back|Track) but I am still a fan of RPM distribution mainly Fedora. I have also just started bloging and advocating about Free and Open Source Software as well as Open Content. I have also been involved in Web development for more than 5 years. I am 28 years old (and counting...) and I enjoy contributing to the community as much as I can.

Free/Busy Time


    Usually in: ##linux
                I also occasionally visit #fedora, and I spend time on other non-Fedora channels (##php #python #perl #android), too. 

Involvement with Free Software And Fedora

Advocating and blogging on Open Source Software, on Linux and Collaborative works

Version Status
Fedora 13 x86_64 (Goddard)
Fedora 12 x86_64 (Constantine)
BackTrack IV Infinity (Beta)

Fedora Ambassador

Though I have been promoting fedora at work, my entourage, colleges and schools (I have presented/ demonstrated fedora in some Free software events). I have joined Fedora Ambassador later and hope this will make my involvement and contribution more strong.


  • Coding & Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Fedora Artwork contribution
  • Testing new open-source apps and reporting bugs
  • Testing and Reviewing distros
  • Playing around kernel
  • Creating web applications
  • Geek of:
        - Computer Science
        - Information Technology
        - Internet
        - Electronics
        - Robotics
        - Video Games
        - Mangas
        - Engineering
        - Technical Writing
        - Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
        - Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
        - Philosophy
        - Humanities

My Fedora Community Roles:

Content Writer People Person Web Developer Designer

Activities within Fedora

  • Fedora Ambassador for Tunisia
  • Fedora 10 Release Party in Tunisia, 2008-12-13 at INSAT (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie) More info.
  • Contributions in translation and packaging projects
  • Help users to learn, and appreciate Fedora Linux
  • Participating in Open Day manifests
  • Promoting Fedora, promoting Fedora events and participating in various Open Source projects
  • Organize Fedora Events and Related in Tunis
  • Talk about Fedora in public
  • Distribute Fedora DVD upon request
  • Work with other Fedora Ambassadors Tunisia and World Wide
  • To promote Fedora community and Open Source projects
  • Improve IA, user experience and user friendliness of Fedora web sites
  • Helping peoples on irc and multiple boards across the net
  • We plan submitting some packages that we currently have in our personal repository for the benefit of the community


Internet Footprints

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