Tom Callaway

Tom Callaway
Fedora Engineering Manager, 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:

  • Fedora Board member (Third consecutive elected term)
  • Maintainter for 354 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
  • Co-lead of Fedora SPARC (formerly Aurora SPARC Linux)
  • Maintainer of Chromium packages for Fedora (which can’t go into Fedora, ask me why!)

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

I live 45 minutes outside of Boston, with my lovely wife Pam, my adorable 5 month old son James, two cats and a firebelly toad.

I’ve presented at Ohio Linuxfest, Atlanta LinuxFest, FOSDEM, FOSS.IN, LinuxTag, and in front of too many LUGs to keep track of.

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


Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Ruth Suehle (Red Hat), Tom Callaway (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 17 ratings)
Tom Callaway and Ruth Suehle, authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, expected spring 2013) will share hints and tips for hackers ready to bring their ideas to life with the Raspberry Pi, They'll cover the important basics of doing tricks with your Pi and go on to talk about a few fun projects, from game emulators to cameras in the sky. Read more.


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