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04.08.14

Red Hat News: Honours, Big Partners, Expansion, and Community Projects

Posted in News Roundup at 4:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Awards

  • Red Hat Wins Software Vendor of the Year at Channel Middle East Awards 2014

    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has won the prestigious Channel Middle East award for ‘Software Vendor of the Year’ 2014. The award recognizes Red Hat’s effective channel strategy and focus to empower its partners and introduce effective programs to drive growth within the channel. The Channel Middle East Awards serve as a platform for honouring companies that are top of their class when it comes to channel development and market expansion in the region.

People

Linus Torvalds vs. Kay Sievers (Red Hat)

  • Open war in Linux world

    Kay Sievers, a well-known open-source software engineer, is a key developer of systemd, a system management framework for Linux-based operating systems. Sievers was banned by kernel maintainer Linus Torvalds for failing to fix an issue that caused systemd to interact with the Linux kernel in negative ways. Specifically, the command line entry “debug” ran both the base kernel’s debugging routine and that of systemd, potentially flooding some systems.

  • [RFC PATCH] cmdline: Hide “debug” from /proc/cmdline
  • Torvalds rails at Linux developer: ‘I’m f*cking tired of your code’

    Never one to mince words, Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds has once again handed a verbal smackdown to a Linux developer, this time for failing to address a serious bug that could prevent systems from booting.

Google

Cisco

  • Cisco edges away from VMware, tries Red Hat on for size

    Red Hat is joining in with Cisco and working with its OpFlex protocol in Netzilla’s ACI take on nearly but not quite open software-defined networking. Red Hat sees ACI involvement as a way of spreading its KVM technology and outflanking VMware.

  • Cisco Opens Up SDN Policy with OpFlex
  • Who’s up for yet another software-defined net protocol? Cisco wants to see some hands

    Cisco has unveiled an openly defined protocol for controlling network hardware, but it lacks an essential ingredient: participation from other network hardware makers.

    The new OpFlex protocol was announced by Cisco on Wednesday. It is designed to let admins transfer policy commands to any network hardware that supports OpFlex. A draft of the protocol has already been submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) with the hopes of becoming a recognized standard.

Expansion

Fedora

Fedora 21

  • Fedora 21 to Feature KDE Frameworks 5 and MATE 1.8

    “KDE Frameworks 5 don’t provide any UI or applications on their own, but are meant as extensions and addons for the Qt toolkit. In future there will be various desktop shells like Plasma 2 and applications built on top of KDE Frameworks 5 providing the full-featured KDE desktop,” said Red Hat’s Jaroslav Reznik.

  • Fedora 21 Will Have Java 8, Other Additions

    Besides approving Mesa 10.1 for Fedora 20, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee approved today several features/changes to be found in Fedora 21.

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