A good friend of mine, Chris Wickert, is running for the Fedora Engeneering Steering Committee.
Chris is a big contributor and supporter of LXDE and I value
Christoph's contributions to the free software community a lot and
especially his commitment to make computer systems more accessible to
people who do not own high end computers, be it here in Europe or
anywhere else in the world:
Christoph is the maintainer of Xfce and LXDE in Fedora, the lightweight desktops in Fedora.
His goals are to make Fedora more lightweight and less ressource hungry as well as keeping depencies low.
To be able to vote for Chris you need to have a (1) Fedora Account and (2) be accepted in a group, for example as a Fedora Ambassador. Voting is possible until June 22, 2009. Chris is the most active distro package maintainer of LXDE in
Fedora. His engagements is a great success for both Fedora and LXDE as
the large interest at Chemnitzer Linuxtage and other events have shown
A quote from Chris Wickert:
(I want to) … improve packaging quality and enforce higher standards
for better cross desktop interoperability. Try to reduce the dependency
bloat to make sure Fedora does not become too fat, so it still can be
used on older or smaller hardware like netbooks or the OLPC without too