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 Council.

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Matthew Miller is the current Fedora Project Leader. He led the initiative for a strategic approach to Fedora’s second decade, as well as the transition from the Fedora Board to the current Council governence model. Matthew created the BU Linux distribution for Boston University in 1999 and maintained that through 2008, when he moved to the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to work on high performance computing and this up-and-coming “cloud” thing. He has been at Red Hat since 2012, first working on Fedora Cloud and becoming FPL in June, 2014.

Contact Matthew as mattdm on Freenode IRC, as @mattdm on Twitter, or on the Council-Discuss mailing list.

Previous Fedora Project Leaders

Robyn Bergeron

February 2012 – June 2014 (Fedora 17 – 21)

Jared Smith

July 2010 – February 2012 (Fedora 14 – 16)

Paul W. Frields

February 2008 – July 2010 (Fedora 9 – 14)

Max Spevack

Februrary 2006 – February 2008 (Fedora Core 5 – Fedora 9)

Greg DeKoenigsberg

August 2005 – February 2006 (Fedora Core 4 & 5)

Cristian Gafton

January 2004 – August 2005 (Fedora Core 2, 3, & 4)

Michael Johnson

July 2003 – January 2004 (Fedora Core 1)