Red Hat has axed its Fedora Foundation less than a year after its launch.
Fedora is Red Hat’s hobbyist version of its main Red Hat Linux distribution. Fedora developers produce code and new applications which could potentially be used in Red Hat’s enterprise Linux platform.
Fedora Core 5 was recently launched, and the Fedora Foundation was originally set up to deal with open source patent and development issues connected to the work of Fedora programmers.
Red Hat said the Fedora Foundation was not dealing efficiently with the amount of work created by the Fedora community, and it will now offer them more direct support.
The Fedora Project Board, which consists of five Red Hat employees and four outside developers, will now solely be responsible for governing the Fedora Core.
Red Hat will also now increase its involvement in the cross-company Open Invention Network, which deals with the management and distribution of freely available open source patents.