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OpenStack is the current de facto standard for cloud computing platforms and is supported by all major Linux distributions. Coupled with its role as the base technology in the domains of NFV & SDN, it has become one of the hottest softwares for networking community. It is a combination of numerous components and services, which […]

Johnny Hughes has already posted images for Cubietruck and Raspberry Pi 2 and told you how to use them with your boards. In this post, I would like to tell you all the what has gone into development of RootFS Build Factory so far which includes a bit about the CentOS ARMv7 effort. When I […]

When using on-demand instantiation of virtual machines in cloud computing, users pass configuration data to the cloud and that data is used for configuring the instances. This process is called contextualization. Contextualization includes identity(users, groups), network, system services and disk configuration. Flamingo is a contextualization tool that is being developed under GSoC 2015 that aims to handle […]

Ten days ago I wrote an article here about an armv7hl test image for the Cubietruck 32-bit ARM board.  I have just uploaded a similar armv7hl image for the Raspberry Pi2. Both of these images are created with the RootFS Build Factory (a 2015 CentOS GSoC Project from Mandar Joshi sponsored by the CentOS Project). […]

As Jim Perrin pointed out in an earlier post here on, we have commenced an armv7 (actually, armv7hl) open build to try and produce CentOS-7 for arm32 boards like the Cubietruck, Raspberry Pi2, and ODROID-C1 (among others). We now have a minimal sdcard only image for the Cubietruck from our unsigned (and as yet […]

The CentOS Project is now the proud mentoring organization for seven students to work on projects this summer under the Google Summer of Code (GSoC.) Below is a quick snapshot of the projects and the communication channels for keeping track or participating in the activities the students will generate around themselves as the get to work. […]

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