The Fedora Project Leader (or FPL) is ultimately accountable for everything that happens within Fedora and in particular is responsible for maintaining Red Hat’s relationship with Fedora and vice versa. He/She is Fedora’s President, CEO, Chair, Fearless Leader, whatever-you-want-to-call-it. However the project leader is not a dictator, benevolent or otherwise. The FPL chairs the Fedora Project Council.

The FPL is a full-time, Red Hat-employed job.

Table 1. History of Fedora Project Leaders
Releases Fedora Project Leader

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, …

Matthew Miller

21, 20, 19, 18, 17

Robyn Bergeron

17, 16, 15, 14

Jared Smith

14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9

Paul W. Frields

9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Max Spevack

5, 4

Greg DeKoenigsberg

4, 3, 2

Cristian Gafton

1

Michael Johnson