Fedora Program Manager

The Fedora Program Manager (or FPgM) is responsible for managing the planning and release processes for Fedora. This includes schedule management, change wrangling, and providing status reports to the community and to Red Hat.

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Ben Cotton is the current FPgM. He joined Red Hat after a decade in high performance computing (HPC) administration and marketing. Ben first started contributing to Fedora in 2009 as a member — and later leader — of the Fedora Docs team. He is a community moderator for Opensource.com and co-founded HackLafayette — a local tech meetup group.

Contact Ben on Libera.Chat IRC (bcotton) or by email (bcotton@fedoraproject.org).

Roles and Responsibilities

Within the Fedora Project, the Program Manager (FPGM) is primarily responsible for:

  • planning and scheduling of Fedora releases

  • tracking the changes/features during the development/testing cycle

  • release coordination (within QA, releng, FESCo, etc.)

  • processes behind Fedora Project

  • member of Fedora Council - Auxiliary Seat, Council secretary

Program management SOPs

This SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) section contains a list of common FPGMs tasks.

Release Planning

House Keeping

Previously, house keeping was done in BugZappers wiki but as BugZappers group is dismissed for several years, it was moved to FPgM wiki.


Previous Fedora Program Managers: