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Category Archives: Red Hat

And now a few words from Paul C.


Although some people in open source communities might not be aware of him, Paul Cormier holds a singular position in the open source world. This hinges on the detail that Red Hat is the longest standing and most successful company at promoting the growth of free/open source software and especially the acceptance of that software in […]

Red Hat and CentOS joining forces


As you may have heard by now, Red Hat and the CentOS Project have announced that we are working together. I’m very excited about this announcement and what it means for the future. There are plenty of resources that I’ll list below to find out more about the new effort, but I wanted to take […]

Fedora 17 packager metrics and why I care


I’m going to do something very dangerous – talk about specific raw, unanalyzed, and likely inaccurate statistics. But I don’t know how else to combine radical transparency with my work of tracking and analyzing community health. Does that mean someone is likely to read my posts and cherry-pick information that serves their own agenda? Perhaps. […]

Report and presentation materials for “oVirt – Infrastructure and management platform for the datacenter”


This presentation was the first run of a consolidated slide show about the oVirt project. (ODP, PDF) Wow, it was a lot of dense content to cover, with a range of topics. What is KVM, what is OVA (Open Virtualization Alliance), how KVM works in general, why it’s superior and desirable in the enterprise, history […]

Presentation materials for “How to start an open source project of any scope and size”


Here are the slides from my Friday talk at SCALE10x in the FOSS Mentoring track, “How to start an open source project of any scope and size“: ODP and PDF. These slides are (as usual) under a Creative Commons CC BY SA 3.0. Although a brand-new presentation, I think this one went over pretty well. All […]

SCALE 10X-citement – oVirt and starting a FOSS project


After having to sadly cancel last year for SCALE 9X, my family and I are looking forward (nervously) to SCALE 10X this coming weekend. You’ll see us at: FOSS Mentoring on Friday, I talk at 3 pm. SCALE: The Next Generation on Saturday at 11:30 am, Malakai, Saskia, and Mirano are presenting for the youth event. […]

oVirt workshop


The first oVirt workshop starts up at 8:30 am on Tuesday 1 November at Cisco Building O in Milpitas, CA. This event is the open sourcing of the code behind the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) management console. These assets have been rewritten in Java from the original implementation by the team that was originally […]

New community manager position on my team


You may have heard that the Community Architecture & Leadership team recently graduated another founding member, this time Max Spevack, who went to work at Amazon. Right now we are looking for someone who can take over significant focus on Fedora, as well as provide skills in community consulting and strategy for other Red Hat […]

Cloud interest at FUDCon Milan


These past 18 months have seen a lot of broken travel plans for me, so I’m so-very-extra-super-excited-and-nervous to be going to FUDCon Milan (and Open World Forum.) My wife, Debora, will be joining me for the travel to Europe – a good thing since her Italian and French are so much better than mine. (I’ll […]

Developer evangelist role at Red Hat


Here’s an interesting job: Partner Technical Evangelist Red Hat has large cachet with upstream, open source developers, and our relationship with mainstream, corporate developers is fair but scattered. Strong in the Java area, nice developer studio, but what’s the cohesive story? How do we interact as a whole with software vendor (ISV) partners and developers […]