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Thursday, March 27 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
What is Happening at the CentOS Project? - Karsten Wade, Red Hat

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CentOS and Red Hat joining forces" was not something most Linux users expected to hear at the beginning of 2014. Now that the news is out, it's time to write the next chapter of the CentOS story. You can get a first-row seat to hear what's coming next as CentOS and Red Hat embark on a new journey together in to the future of community development platforms. The talk includes how CentOS Linux fits in to the overall Red Hat picture with Fedora and related projects such as EPEL. It will cover CentOS variants, which are combinations of CentOS core and additional or replacing software. In this session you get to hear the story of this adventure, the direction of the new joint effort, and ask questions from CentOS Board member Karsten Wade. Karsten is a long-time Fedora contributor and Red Hatter, author of The Open Source Way, and project lead/supervisor for this effort.

This session is for anyone interested in how this newly merged relationship affects the overall Linux ecosystem. You may be an application developer looking in to this ramped-up community development platform, a Linux developer or distro maintainer curious about the new relationship, or an open source and business leader interested in what this means for the Red Hat ecosystem. You may also be interested in hearing about the CentOS variants, which are mixes of CentOS core and additional or replacing software that enables special interest groups (SIGs) to grow a community around a technology such as cloud, web hosting, desktops, and so forth.

This talk will focus on how the new relationship and ramped-up project direction are going to bring positive change through consolidating a large portion of the Linux ecosystem. There is an effect related to how cloud technologies provide open source projects easy-to-use platforms - the "cool stuff" that people do on top of CentOS Linux. The CentOS Project has become a logical canonical location for community development above the operating system.  


Karsten Wade

Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way. As part of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team, he helps with Red Hat community activities. As a 19 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked as an IT manager, professional services consultant, technical... Read More →

Thursday March 27, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Salon VII

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