Red Hat this week announced Matthew Miller as the new leader of its Fedora community Linux project. Miller takes over for Robyn Bergeron, who announced on May 19 that she was stepping down as Fedora Project Leader.
Miller is well-known and respected in the Fedora Linux community for a number of reasons. His first involvement with Fedora dates back to the Fedora Legacy project, which ran from 2004 until 2006 as a way to support older Red Hat Linux distributions. More recently, Miller is the developer who first proposed the idea of “Fedora.next,” which is a new approach for building Fedora that is currently being implemented for the Fedora 21 release later this year. With Fedora.next, instead of one monolithic general-purpose operating system, Fedora will have specific products for desktop, cloud and server deployment use cases.
As the FPL, you’ve got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things,” Miller said. “So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go.”