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SUSE forks Red Hat's Spacewalk project, openSUSE Leap 15 announced, SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 for Linux, a new CentOS, sonic and ultrasonic signals can crash your hard drive, and Microsoft acquires GitHub.

SUSE Forks Red Hat's Spacewalk Project

SUSE and openSUSE developers have forked Red Hat's Spacewalk project to create Uyuni. The fork was announced during the openSUSE Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Spacewalk is an open-source systems management solution which was upstream for Red Hat Satellite and SUSE Manager.

Klaus Kämpf, SUSE Manager project owner, told us in an interview that Spacewalk was put in maintenance mode, and the project didn't have the developer bandwidth to accept new changes suggested by SUSE.

Initially SUSE tried to work with Red Hat to hand over the project and Spacewalk trademark to SUSE, but it didn't work out. A fork was the only alternative.

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