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Linux Top 3: Red Hat Misfires Piston, SUSE Cloud 3 and GNOME 3.12 is Coming

  • February 23, 2014
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

This past week saw a number of interesting events on the Linux Planet, including a quickly resolved incident between Red Hat and Piston Computing

1) Red Hat Misfires Piston

Piston Computing is a leading OpenStack vendor, led by one of the founders of OpenStack within NASA, the incomparable genius that is Joshua McKenty. On Friday Feb 21st in the AM McKenty was informed that his company was being kicked out of the upcoming Red Hat Summit.

Piston was set to be an exhibitor at the Summit. In past Red Hat Summits, many vendor that also are active in the OpenStack space, including those that compete against Red Hat have exhibited at the event as well.

Apparently the decision to boot Piston was an error and it was quickly fixed by Red Hat's CTO Brian Stevens.

"@jmckenty josh hope you and @Piston will still join us at summit as our sponsor. gratis. we messed up. thanks for calling us on it," Brian Stevens tweeted.

2) SUSE Cloud 3

One vendor that isn't likely to be exhibiting at Red Hat's Summit is Linux rival SUSE. This past week, SUSE released SUSE Cloud 3, providing enterprise level support for the OpenStack Havana platform.

"Our intention is to continue to closely follow the upstream OpenStack releases while ensuring the stability and enterprise readiness of SUSE Cloud," Doug Jarvis, Cloud Solutions marketing manager at SUSE, explained to eWEEK.

3) GNOME 3.12 Coming March 26

The next major release of GNOME is coming along with a beta now out. The final release is now set to debut by the end of March.

"Just to clarify some confusion caused by 'news' sites picking up our internal considerations: We've decided to not slip the 3.12 schedule after all. The 3.12.0 release will happen as planned on March 26," GNOME developer Matthias Clasen wrote in a mailing list posting.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Linux Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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