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Thursday, August 3 • 15:30 - 16:30
Panel: Upstream collaboration & cooperation in the Enterprise Linux ecosystem

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This roundtable-style panel brings together several downstream communities of the Fedora Project. Each downstream community will start the panel with a short introduction about their downstream project and share upcoming goals & vision for their community. After the short introduction, the panel will focus on the topics of upstream collaboration in Fedora, the ultimate upstream of the Enterprise Linux ecosystem. The panel will focus on how our communities can cooperate and sometimes even compete in healthy ways to solve common problems and continue innovation upstream in Fedora.

This panel will be moderated by the Fedora Project Leader, Matthew Miller.

The panelists are representatives of their respective distributions, listed in alphabetical order:

  • AlmaLinux: Jonathan Wright, AlmaLinux Foundation
  • CentOS Stream: Davide Cavalca, Meta
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): Brian Exelbierd, Red Hat
  • Rocky Linux: Neil Hanlon, CIQ

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Matthew Miller

Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat


Davide Cavalca

Production Engineer, Meta
Davide Cavalca is a Production Engineer at Meta on the Linux Userspace team, currently leading the fleet migration to CentOS Stream 9. Davide has been working in the systems space for over 15 years, always with a strong focus towards open source and automation.
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Brian Exelbierd

Business Strategist, Red Hat
Brian “bex” Exelbierd enjoys a good beer, a nice coffee, and a rousing conversation about taxation. Born in the USA, he now lives with his partner and daughter in Brno, Czech Republic. His focus is on his family, walks for artisinal bread, and reading long form articles. By night... Read More →
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Neil Hanlon

Infrastructure Lead, Board Member, Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation
I love Open Source, Linux, and building cool things with great people. Currently, I'm employed by CIQ focusing on Rocky Linux, and enabling the needs of that community through bridge-building and through my role as the Infrastructure Team Lead. I've been (ab)using technology since... Read More →
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Jonathan Wright

Infrastructure Team Lead, AlmaLinux
I’ve been a tech and open source enthusiast since the early 2000s. I am the CTO for KnownHost - a web hosting company specializing in managed shared, virtual, and bare metal hosting.I’m involved in several open source projects:AlmaLinux where I am the Infrastructure Team LeadI’m... Read More →

Thursday August 3, 2023 15:30 - 16:30 IST