This is a part of Env and Stacks Elections interviews series.
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Interview with Jan Kaluza (jkaluza)
What is your background in Fedora? What have you worked on and what are you doing now?
I’m maintainer of various Fedora packages – Apache httpd, Passenger, Logrotate, File, Mailman and others.
What are your interests and experience outside of Fedora? What of those things will help you in this role?
I’m working on the micro-webapps project https://github.com/micro-webapps/micro-webapps – The way how to deploy web applications in multi-containers environment (mainly Kubernetes and Openshift). I therefore have practical experience with these projects and can help Fedora with their better adoption.
I’m also the Apache httpd committer, so I have good knowledge of Apache httpd. This can be beneficial when researching new ways how to package and deploy web application and improve the interoperability between webservers used in Fedora.
What are your Future plans ? Is there anything what you can consider as “Mission Statement” in this role?
I would like to research new methods how to deploy software (primarily web applications) in the cloud environment. This includes Atomicapp, Kubernetes and Docker.
The mission statement: Ensure that the Fedora is prepared to be used in the cloud and it is actually easy for developers and users to use it in this environment.
What are the most pressing issues facing Fedora today? What should we do about them?
One of the issue I could help to solve is the lack of progress in the cloud integration. We should start the discussion with Fedora Server working group to find out what are their needs and proactively try to research possible solutions on the Env and Stacks side to make the Fedora Server (and rolekit) successful.
What interests you from Env and Stacks, and which projects would you contribute to?
I’m interested in the new ways how to package and deploy the software. I would like to contribute to “Dockerfile’s recommended practices” and improve it for the web-applications. I would also like to propose new project aimed to multi-container applications in Fedora.