Red Hat frees Fedora project

Posted by dave on Jun 3, 2005 6:00 AM EDT
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Mark Webbink, deputy general counsel for Red Hat, announced in his keynote address this morning at the Red Hat Summit that Red Hat is freeing the Fedora project from its direct control. Red Hat has created the Fedora Foundation -- to be run by an independent board of directors -- which will direct and control the project from now on. Webbink said Red Hat made this move because it listened to the Fedora community when it said it would be more comfortable about the project if it were not directly owned by a commercial firm.

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