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Geraldo Simião
Geraldo Simião
Personal Information
Birthday: April 1978
Home: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: geraldosimiao
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail:
GPG-Key: [1]
IRC: geraldosimiao on Freenode in
#fedora #fedora-bra #fedora-qa #fedora-respins
Badges (55)
Science (Kernel Tester I) I converted to btrfs! Involvement Science (Kernel Tester II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Science (Kernel Tester III) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Fedora 33 i18n Test Day Science (Kernel Tester IV) Mad Science (Kernel Tester V) Associate Editor Fedora 33 Cloud Test Day Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Baby Badger Lets have a party Fedora 33 Junior Editor Mugshot Fedora Women's Day 2020 Attendee In Search of the Bull (Tester I) I Voted: Fedora 33 Senior Editor Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Mad Science (Kernel Tester VI) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Fedora Respins Tester I Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Speak Up! F34 i18n Test Day Participant 2021 Attendee FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Fedora Advocate Master Editor Let Me Introduce Myself You can pry it from my cold, dead hands Chief Editor Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation Paranoid Panda Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Riddle Me This Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) It still works! Stop That Update! Missed the Train

About me

My name is Geraldo S. Simião Kutz. I've been using GNU/Linux and Open Source Software since 2004, but only in 2019 became a Fedora user. Since the beginning I falled in love for both the Project and the distro Fedora and now I'm a Fedora contributor, at first on the QA team, and later as a Fedora Advocate too. I'm from Curitiba, a southern Brazilian city, but I have family on Germany and have lived part of my childhood at France too.
My favourite Fedora variation is the KDE-Plasma SPIN which I use in my old acer/intel notebook with great results.


Activities within or related to Fedora

  • Reporting bugs
  • Testing software (also running release validation and kernel regression tests)
  • Helping organise events about FOSS and Fedora.
  • Organise interviews and streaming with community members from the area.
  • Helping others at both the Brazilian unofficial ([2]) and the official ([3]) telegram groups
  • Writing tutorials on the Brazilian forum called Comunidade Fedora Brasil ( [4] )
  • Hosting video interviews, software reviews, and community activities related to the Fedora distro on the YouTube Channel Comunidade Fedora Brasil