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The CentOS distribution would not be possible without the hard work and
dedication of a large number of talented people. It's only fair that we
acknowledge the time and effort that they have put into the distribution.
We are always in need of more volunteers. If you're interested in joining
the CentOS Project, please join us on irc.freenode.net in #centos-devel or
via the mailing list at http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/
## Special Recognition ##
One of the key reasons we got delayed on the CentOS-6 release was lack of
suitable build resources, especially when we had to repeatedly build large
chunks of code. Norwood S came forward and worked with me to
setup a large build machine, then tune the build process and help improve
the overall build, test and validate process we were using. This build
machine he donated to the project was about 5 times more capable than the
entire buildsystem we had. And he did this out of his own pocket, from
his own time, and has since upgraded the machine as well. It's now a 128GB,
48 core machine, with 4 SSD's and 4 sata disks : but the key metric is
that it can build from source, the entire CentOS-7 distro in under 22 hrs.
Having this capability was key in our ability to build, test and deliver
CentOS-7 as rapidly as we have been able to.
We'd like to dedicate the CentOS-7 Release to Mr Norwood S, of Phoenix,
AZ, USA for his continued support for the project.
The Red Hat developers, without whom CentOS would look very different
Alain Reguera Delgado
Johnny Hughes Jr
Pablo Sebastián Greco
Stephen John Smoogen