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Old 01-07-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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CentOS Project joins forces with Red Hat


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With great excitement I'd like to announce that we are joining the Red Hat family. The CentOS Project ( http://www.centos.org ) is joining forces with Red Hat. Working as part of the Open Source and Standards team ( http://community.redhat.com/ ) to foster rapid innovation beyond the platform into the next generation of emerging technologies. Working alongside the Fedora and RHEL ecosystems, we hope to further expand on the community offerings by providing a platform that is easily consumed, by other projects to promote their code while we maintain the established base.

We are also launching the new CentOS.org website (http://www.centos.org ).

Some of the things that are not changing:
- - The CentOS Linux platform isn't changing. The process and methods built up around the platform however are going to become more open, more inclusive and transparent.
- - The sponsor driven content network that has been central to the success of the CentOS efforts over the years stays intact.

Some of the key things that are changing:
- - Some of us now work for Red Hat, but not RHEL. This should not have any impact to our ability to do what we have done in the past, it should facilitate a more rapid pace of development and evolution for our work on the community platform.
- - Red Hat is offering to sponsor some of the buildsystem and initial content delivery resources - how we are able to consume these and when we are able to make use of this is to be decided.
- - Because we are now able to work with the Red Hat legal teams, some of the contraints that resulted in efforts like CentOS-QA being behind closed doors, now go away and we hope to have the entire build, test, and delivery chain open to anyone who wishes to come and join the effort.
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Congrats to the CentOS team. There had been talk of CentOS join LQ in the past. If anyone from CentOS is still interested, please drop us a line.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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Will be interesting to see how binary compatible CentOS will remain in the long run if it will start becoming the testing ground as in a slow version of fedora.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Great.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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I don't really understand what this means?
 
Old 01-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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It means many things can happen. I just hope the project doesn't add a bunch of experimental stuff. But if there is one good thing I think, it would be faster patches
 
Old 01-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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I wouldn't anticipate any changes of that nature, ericson007. Fedora has that segment occupied in the Red Hat ecosystem already. I would, however, anticipate an easier way to transition from CentOS to a paid and fully supported RHEL install.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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So far, so good. The old website and the forums both were barely functional, so there's an improvement right off the bat. You really had to want to use CentOS to be able to stomach their 'support'. Hopefully the docs/manuals will be next on the list for renovation...
 
Old 01-08-2014, 05:33 PM   #8
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Well docs were never really an issue. With centos 5 and before they had the manuals on their site but they were just copies from redhat, so i think for many people it was never too much of an issue. They are from what I've used 100% compatable except for the rhn stuff.

The colour scheme on the new front page is nicethough. Will be nice to see a little more of that.

Jeremy, I hope you are right. I am interested to see what the "variants" proposal holds. That is the part I am a little jittery about and not sure how sigs will influence the current stable base.
 
  


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