Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst acted as the ring bearer and Red Hat EVP, technology and products, Paul Cormier officiated.
Cormier told the couple that, “a successful marriage follows some of the same principles that I talked about in my keynote this morning: your single footprints are moving to a combination of physical, virtual, private and public resources. You need some common management stability, consistency. Your lifecycle needs to be tracked and maintained. And after today your relationship will have newly architected infrastructure. And, of course, collaboration is the most critical. Matt, as a Linux engineer you are no stranger to commitment. But pushing a commit to github isn’t the same as committing to a life partner, there is no forking this project.”
You can watch the ceremony here:
This is probably the best human interest story I’ve seen at any Linux conference. A close second was when the Linux Foundation flew in 13 year old Zachary DuPont to meet his hero Linus Torvalds.