Red Hat Names New Fedora Linux Project Leader
Matthew Miller takes over for Robyn Bergeron to lead the next Red Hat community Linux distribution.Red Hat today 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. In an interview with eWEEK, Miller said that he hopes that his ongoing active participation in the Fedora community makes him a good choice to become the Fedora Project Leader. Outgoing Fedora Project Leader Bergeron has been sharing her insight with Miller to help with the transition in leadership. "Bergeron has been very helpful and she's going to be around, and she assured me that I can always turn to her for advice," Miller said. "She's very wise and knows what's going on."
What's going on at Fedora now is partially due to Miller's Fedora.next proposal, which has knocked the Linux project off its normal release cadence. Fedora 20 was released on Dec. 17, 2013, and its successor won't debut until August 2014. Normally there are two Fedora releases in any given year, one around Mother's Day in May, the other in October near Halloween. Miller's plan is to restore the normal release cadence when possible, after the dust settles on Fedora 21.