GlusterFS advisory board established
A few months after its acquisition of Gluster, Red Hat has established the GlusterFS Advisory Board to oversee and promote the technical development of GlusterFS, the filesystem that is the basis of Red Hat's Storage Software Appliance. The board includes Anand Babu, a co-founder of GlusterFS, and open source experts from Red Hat, Facebook, Citrix and Eucalyptus. The nine board members do not represent their employers, instead serving on the board as individuals.
The board will meet once a quarter to make decisions regarding the board's charter, new initiatives for GlusterFS, and release schedules and roadmaps. Red Hat's press release quotes John Mark Walker, GlusterFS Community Manager, as saying: "Each of these board members were selected based on their past contributions to GlusterFS or their standing in related communities."