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Fedora 17 Embraces OpenStack and USR Directory Simplificiation

The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community this week released its beefiest distribution effort yet in Fedora 17, codenamed "The Beefy Miracle.

The inclusion of the OpenStack Essex open source cloud platform is another key inclusion in Fedora 17. OpenStack Essex was first released as an upstream project in April.

The Essex release is a key milestone for both the OpenStack community as well as Red Hat for a number of key reasons. For one, Red Hat was one of the top corporate contributors to that release, contributing more code than Ubuntu, which had been aligned with OpenStack for a longer period of time. The other key reason is that Red Hat has now officially joined the OpenStack effort, making the Fedora 17 release the first time that OpenStack has appeared in a Red Hat-led effort since that event.

From Fedora Project Leader, Robyn Bergeron's perspective, the fact that Red Hat is now an official sponsor of OpenStack has had no bearing on how OpenStack is implemented in Fedora.

"It has been the same group of folks working on OpenStack in Fedora for the last six or seven months, and there has been no change in direction," Bergeron said.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Fedora 17 Brings a Beefy Miracle to Linux

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.