Office Hour with Ruth Suehle and Tom Callaway

Tom "spot" Callaway (Red Hat), Ruth Suehle (Red Hat)
Location: Expo Hall (Table 1)
  • Continued Q&A from the session, Raspberry Pi Hacks
  • Discuss specific questions about using the Raspberry Pi or to talk about other projects you’ve created or would like to build
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Tom "spot" Callaway

Red Hat

A Linux user since 1997, a Red Hat employee since 2001, and an active contributor to Fedora since its inception. My day job is at Red Hat, as the Fedora Engineering Manager.

Before that, I was a Sales Engineer at Red Hat (5 years), so I know a thing or two about how to make money from FOSS (and how not to). ;)

Here’s a list of all the things I’m involved with or responsible for in Fedora:

  • Former Fedora Board Member (3 terms)
  • Maintainter for 400+ Fedora packages
  • Lead of the Fedora Legal team, and key maintainer of the Fedora Licensing list
  • Chair of Fedora Packaging Committee and original author of the Fedora Packaging Guidelines
  • Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed
  • Fedora Ambassador
  • Member of Perl SIG, Fonts SIG, Games SIG
  • Maintainer of Chromium packages for Fedora

In what little time remains, I enjoy Science Fiction (books and media), Origami, Gaming (tabletop and video), Frogs, Pinball, Geocaching, Hacking on the Raspberry Pi, and Hockey.

I’m happy to discuss proper (and improper) FOSS licensing with you, as well as any topic related to Fedora.

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Ruth Suehle

Red Hat

Ruth Suehle manages the community leadership team in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities. She also participates in the Fedora Project and is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, Dec. 2013). Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now contributes to discussions about open source principles at Ruth is also a senior editor at, where she covers the adventures of motherhood alongside technology and sci-fi.


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