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Tom 'spot' Callaway

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

Roles

  • Tom 'spot' Callaway does not currently possess any notable mutant powers.
  • He is currently the Fedora Engineering Manager @ Red Hat.
  • He served three consecutive elected terms on the Fedora Board from 2007 to 2011.
  • He was responsible for the Aurora SPARC Linux Project, which was a port of Fedora to SPARC. This effort is long dead.
  • He has worked for Red Hat since February 2001, and is worshipped by lemurs throughout the known universe.
  • He is currently leading the Fedora Packaging Committee, responsible for RPM Packaging Standards and Practices.
  • He handles Fedora Legal tasks (and is the Fedora liaison to Red Hat Legal).

Badges

Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Junior Editor Senior Editor Associate Editor Speak Up! Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2013 Attendee Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Proven Packager Involvement Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Riddle Me This Tanked! Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Master Editor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Ambassador Let Me Introduce Myself Senior Badger (Badger II) Paranoid Panda Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) White Hat Secretary General White Rabbit Binary Star Baby Badger Tadpole Old Yeller Flock 2013 Speaker Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Embryo Froglet Egg What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Tadpole with Legs Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) FOSDEM 2014 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma I) Override, you say? The Last Argument of Kings Helping Hand Your call may be monitored for quality assurance It still works! Pycon 2014 Attendee Crypto Badger Patches (SCM V) Take this and call me in the morning The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Science (Kernel Tester I) Party Pirate Flock 2014 Attendee Flock Paparazzi Flock 2014 Organizer Corporate Drone Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Master Badger (Badger III) The Panda Is In Consolation Prize What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Flock 2013 Organizer Nuancier 21 What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Vacation Corporate Shill Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Missed the Train Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Flock 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) OSCON 2015 Attendee Origin Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Delivery Nom Nom Nom Packager Sponsor Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Adult Frog Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Chief Editor Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 The cat came back... Flock 2015 Organizer Science (Kernel Tester II) United Packages of Fedora Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Common Bugs Contributor Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Parselmouth I Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nuancier F24 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Fedora 24 Change Accepted Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) SELF 2016 Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Horcrux Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Let's do lunch! Macklemore (Tagger V) Don't Call it a Comeback Bronze Silver Gold Red Hat Summit 2016 FOSDEM 2017 Attendee 3D Printing SIG Member Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Flock 2016 Organizer Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Black and White (Cookie III) OSCON 2017 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2017 Flock 2017 Attendee Corporate Overlord Steampunk Arcade FOSDEM 2018 Attendee Board Member Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Flock 2018 Attendee SCaLE 16x Attendee Red Hat Summit 2018 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Rollercoaster Restaurant DevConf.us Attendee 2018 FOSDEM 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Parselmouth II Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Flock 2019 Attendee You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI)

Packages

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: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/spot?acls=owner&acls=commit (some things I only co-maintain, or are dead packages now)


While I do sponsor new Packagers, I do so rarely these days, mostly because I'm super busy.

Here is a list of some of the people I've sponsored:

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 me know.