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Karsten Wade

Karsten Wade
Sr. Community Gardener, Red Hat/Fedora Project


Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way. As a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team, he helps with community activities in projects Red Hat is involved in. As a 19 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked most sides of common business equations as an IS manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, and developer advocate. As of 2013, Karsten has been working on the CentOS Project as a new Board member, Red Hat liaison on the Board, and engineering team manager. You’ll see him getting involved in infrastructure, documentation, and distro building. He blogs here, microblogs here , and is found on IRC as ‘quaid’.

Karsten lives in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA with his wife and two daughters on their small urban farm, Fairy-Tale Farm, where they focus on growing their own food and nurturing sustainable community living. Most recently, Karsten has been a partner in a collectively-run business of people-powered transportation, Santa Cruz Pedicab, and some weekends you’ll find him taking tourists and late-nighters around downtown.


Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project)
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Does every open source project need an open infrastructure? Should root be potentially available to any community member? If you think, 'Maybe, yes,' come learn how-to and why-to with lessons-learned from Fedora, oVirt, CentOS Project, and other projects. Read more.
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Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project)
Johnny Hughes (CentOS Project), Jim Perrin (CentOS Project)
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What is the future of CentOS Linux? Hear the true story from the project leaders behind the surprise announcement that the CentOS Project and Red Hat are joining forces. Read more.