Fedora Linux Project Manager Robyn Bergeron on Open Source Leadership

Robyn Bergeron Fedora LinuxFrom the ‘Open Source Leaders’ files:

Robyn Bergeron became the Fedora Project Leader earlier this year. In her tenure so far, the Beefy Miracle (aka Fedora 17) has been released. She’s also had to contend with Secure Boot and is now busy getting everything lined up for Fedora 18.

I recently got the chance to chat with Bergeron, to talk about what she’s doing. She told me that there are a lot of good things about the job of Fedora Project Leader (FPL) One of those good things is the fact that people aren’t afraid to raise the flag if something is missing.

“It’s a great community with people that are incredibly passionate,” Bergeron said.

She added that even with the ‘trauma’ of the whole secure boot controversy, she sees that people really care. To be sure she faces some challenges as the task of FPL is not an easy one.

She follows in the footsteps of some great leaders too. From my perspective though, she has the tools and the community saavy to make it all work. But don’t just take my word for it – take hers. Watch the video below to hear Bergeron explain in her own words what it’s all about.


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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