Tom "spot" 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:

  • 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.

Tom "spot"'s recent contacts

Picture of Joe Brockmeier Joe Brockmeier
Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
Red Hat

Picture of Simon  Phipps Simon Phipps
Open Source Initiative

Picture of Dan Allen Dan Allen
Vice President
OpenDevise, Inc.

Picture of Sarah White Sarah White
Content Strategist
Asciidoctor Project

Recent comments

posted 11 months ago:
Well, certainly, the Chalice has seen better days, but look, we fixed it up, good as new (link:


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