After quite a bit of soul-searching, I have decided to take all of the paternal/parental leave that the government allocates me. Since I live in Québec, I qualify for the Régime Québécois d'Assurance Parentale, which pretty much means that the government is willing to pay me money to be a full-time dad for a fairly extended period of time. More precisely, the Québec government pays 70% of my salary for 12 weeks, and then 55% of my salary for 25 weeks, for the total of 37 weeks (9 months).
Of course, this means that we'll have to be pretty careful with money, especially with all the baby-related expenses coming up, but we should be able to do it. The birth of your first child is something that you only get to experience once, and I intend to take full advantage of the opportunity that is available to me.
I'll still do the Fedora things, of course. :) In fact, I'm debating whether this would be a good time to do some Sugar/OLPC hacking -- I've been wanting for a while now, but it requires quite a bit of effort and time. The trouble is, I don't actually have one, and I'm not sure I'd be willing to spend $400 to get one.
We'll see -- my wife is not due till late January, so I have some time to consider volunteering opportunities. Now I just have to announce my intentions at work -- and boy, is that going to be interesting. :)