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Apache Mesos co-creator and former Twitter lead engineer Benjamin Hindman is joining the startup Mesosphere, which provides commercial backing for the open-source Mesos resource management system. Hindman will help Mesosphere build out its first distributed operating system (OS) that will use Mesos as the OS kernel, which is essentially the part of the OS that’s responsible for managing system resources. Twitter, Airbnb, PayPal and Netflix are all companies that use Mesos to help manage their infrastructure. In June, Mesosphere announced a $10.5 million series A round.