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Michel Alexandre Salim
Personal information
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA

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Contact information
Twitter: michel_slm
LinkedIn: michelslm
GitHub: michel-slm
Gitlab: michel-slm

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: salimma
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Fedora Badges earned (105)
If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement Proven Packager Proven Tester Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Ambassador Packager Sponsor If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Binary Star Paranoid Panda Nuancier Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Junior Editor Bona Fide Froglet Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Vacation Baby Badger Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Override, you say? Partners in Crime Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Mugshot Take this and call me in the morning Senior Badger (Badger II) The cat came back... Associate Editor It still works! Helping Hand You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) What goes around comes around (Karma II) No Longer a Ronin Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Consolation Prize White Hat Corporate Drone Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Let's do lunch! Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin Delivery Macaron (Cookie I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Old Yeller Parselmouth I Adult Frog Python SIG member Top 500 White Rabbit Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Crypto Badger Flock 2017 Attendee Patches (SCM V) Secretary General Corporate Shill What goes around comes around (Karma III) You’re on a boat! You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Speak Up! Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Social Panda Senior Editor Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Let Me Introduce Myself I converted to btrfs! Fedora 33 Change Accepted It's a Cake Thing What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) nest-attendee-2020 Master Badger (Badger III) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Science (Kernel Tester I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Top 100

Contact info

Email: michel A michel DASH slm D name

IRC: michel_slm

Fedora activities


I maintain quite a few packages, see the package database for the complete list:

My packaging interests falls under several categories; if there is any package you'd want to see packages that I might be interested in, feel free to send an email!

Programming languages

  • Functional languages (esp. Lisp dialects and Lua)
  • compiler frameworks (e.g. LLVM)
  • scripting languages (esp. Python)
  • GNOME-related languages (e.g. Vala)


  • GNUstep
  • ROX


  • Board games
  • Cross-platform games


  • bti, a command-line Twitter client
  • rlwrap, a wrapper for readline


See the full list

I am a packager sponsor; if you are new to Fedora and am looking for sponsorship, do contact me; especially (but not necessarily) if your packaging interests coincide with mine.

I was sponsored by Toshio Kuratomi, and have sponsored the following wonderful folks:

Proven packager

I am a proven packager, and can commit to packages I do not directly maintain; if you need a packaging bug fixed and the primary maintainer is non-responsive, let me know.


I have an interest in porting useful software from *BSD operating systems to Linux. My first port is cpdup, and I am currently porting the DragonFly Mail Agent. Both are from DragonFly BSD.