"I guess I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Fedora is more that
just the bits and bytes we put on the CDs every six months – it is as
much about the community of friends we're building in the process.
The last six months have shown that we have a strong community of people
working in lots of different aspects of the release process, and having
a good time too. For example, I'm currently returning from the FUDCon
conference in Pune, India. The conference was the biggest FUDCon we've
ever had yet, with over 500 participants."
"I'd like to thank all of our great contributors and volunteers around
the world who pour their hearts and souls into making Fedora what it is.
I'm proud to be associated with such great people."
"Fedora developers made changes to improve virtual networking support
and added virtualisation in Fedora 16 tools, such as Virt-manager guest
inspection tool. With Virt-manager, users have read-only access to
browse through guest file systems, applications, and the Windows
registry, according to Fedora."
Following the recent release of Fedora 16, the Fedora Project has
announced the launch of its new Ask Fedora community knowledge base and
support forums. Fedora's Rahul Sundaram said that "The goal of Ask
Fedora is to be the best place for community support in Fedora and
integrate tightly with the rest of the Fedora infrastructure".
Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith, told InternetNews.com that Fedora 16
refines and adds a number of cloud computing and virtualization tools.
"The new Aeolus Conductor is a web-based platform for managing virtual
machines either in your own private cloud or in the various public
clouds that are out there," Smith said. "It makes it very easy to get up
and running with cloud computing no matter who you are doing cloud
computing with, so you don't get tied down to one particular vendor's
"If you want an even more succinct summary of the plan, it's 'move all
to |/usr|'. Or, more specifically, "instead of spreading RPM package
content all over the place in the filesystem, and artificially separate
|/bin| from |/usr/bin| and |/lib| from |/usr/lib|, move all content to
|/usr| and provide only symlinks in the root filesystem."
More details are at
Next monday, the 14th I have the opportunity for an exclusive Face-to-face Interview with Scott Crenshaw, Vice President and General Manager Cloud bei Red Hat about the main-topic "Cloud Computing" but also about all around RedHat and of course the fedoraproject.
As we all know in Cloud Computing Red Hat and also the fedoraproject has done a good pioneer job in the areas of capacity, ressources and services-on-demand. Scott Crenshaw is an expert in the area of Clound technologies and Open Source with a deep view into visions, architecture, ecosystem and trends. So one of the questions we will disuss will be what potential the Clound-technologie will have in the future and why Open Source and Clound-Computing fit together.
But I also want to ask here in the community if there are any questions I want forward to him. Is there anything you want to know? Please let me know and I will adress all the questions you give.
mit freundlichen Grüßen / best regards
Henrik Heigl - wonderer(a)fedoraproject.org
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Fedora 16 Arrives With New Cloud, Virtualization Features
By: Fahmida Y. Rashid
Fedora 16 arrives with a portfolio of snazzy cloud and virtualization tools designed to make it easier for administrators to manage virtual environments.
Fedora's latest release, Verne, features several cloud and virtualization enhancements and capabilities designed to make it easier to build large cloud deployments.
The new virtualization and cloud features in Fedora 16 allow administrators and users to launch, run and manage cloud environments, according to the project announcement on Nov. 8 from Red Hat sponsors The Fedora Project, which is a community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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Fedora 16 Goes Exploring With Verne
By Sean Kerner
November 8, 2011
The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project is out with a new release today advancing Linux in the cloud, server and desktop markets.
Fedora 16 is codenamed Verne, although the release has been dedicated to Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C language, who recently passed away. Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith, told InternetNews.com that Fedora 16 refines and adds a number of cloud computing and virtualization tools.
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