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Red Hat helps community project incubate technologies

Oct 24, 2010, 11:05 (1 Talkback[s])

"The stated mission of the Fedora Project is to advance the state of free software. To meet this challenge, Fedora incubates open source technology projects in which anyone in the community can participate. To support this participation, Fedora offers a feature process to alert contributors to new technology, connect them to community test days where they can try out the feature and report issues, and track progress of the technology into the latest release.

"Putting technology in front of a wide audience quickly is part of the open source model, as seen in the "release early, release often" mantra popular among open source developers. Participation results in more feedback about feature functionality, and more opportunities for developers to continually improve code.

"Red Hat participates in this process as part of the Fedora community, and its contributions to Fedora help enhance the technology selected by Fedora's substantial user and contributor base. Fedora helps Red Hat meet a goal of more scalable, extensible, and interoperable Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is derived from Fedora."

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