Traditional Linux distributions don't generate much excitement anymore. In some ways, boring is good at the basic OS level, but community distros need user and contributor enthusiasm to survive. This presentation looks at how the world has changed over the past decade, and where interest in the open source world has gone. After looking at that landscape beyond the distro, Matthew examines new distributions which are worthy of buzz and older ones which thrive on "boring", and discusses the Fedora Project's plans for finding our own balance with the "Fedora.next" initiative.
Matthew Miller works for Red Hat on the Fedora Project. The "Fedora.next" is initiative currently his main focus, and he's also deeply involved with the Fedora Cloud efforts (including bringing Project Atomic to Fedora). Matthew has spoken at various Fedora-focused conferences, and is ready to tell the world. When he's not working on building things out of Fedora, he enjoys building them out of Lego.