I recently came upon Tarek's blogpost  about converting Python packages to rpm specfiles. I have pretty good knowledge of this, as I am a Fedora package maintainer and Python is one of my main responsibilities. I have always wanted to become a Python developer and becoming part of distutils-sig and trying to give a helping hand with RPM related stuff is probably a good entry point for me :)
To introduce myself, I work at Red Hat as a package maintainer for dynamic languages, I am author of the new Fedora-used pyp2rpm , , which tries to do exactly what Py2RPM is supposed to be. (Well, it's not perfect, but it can do 90 % of the work, usually. So far, it doesn't work with distutils2, but I'll probably be working on that when Python 3.3 gets released.) I also have some minor not-yet-released projects in Python, I work with Django and I'm just a Python enthusiast. In Fedora, I am a maintainer/comaintainer of both Python and Python3, Django and another 15+ (and growing) set of packages.
Thanks for reading this through :) I'm looking forward to working with - and learning from - all of you.
Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda.