'ZDNet brings an update about the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
When Red Hat, CentOS's Linux parent company, announced it was
"shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream," CentOS users were not happy. Now, in
an effort to mollify them and to keep its promise to open-source
organizations, Red Hat is introducing a new, free RHEL for Open Source
Infrastructure. If your non-profit organization, project, standard
body, or foundation is "engaged with open source," you can get a free
RHEL subscription via this program. Earlier this year, Red Hat
introduced no-cost RHEL for small production workloads and for
customer development teams...
Jason Brooks, a Red Hat Open Source Program Office Manager explained:
Supporting the open-source software ecosystem is a core objective for
Red Hat... We know that we are part of a larger, interdependent
ecosystem that we benefit from and which we do our best to foster and
support. This support comes in many forms, but often includes helping
open source software projects, foundations, and standards bodies
access enterprise technologies for development and testing.
We frequently provide no-cost access to RHEL to these groups, but the
process isn't as formalized, consistent, accessible, or transparent as
we'd like it to be. With the announcement that we will be shifting our
resources to CentOS Stream at the end of 2021, we want to make sure
that those organizations engaged with open source have access to RHEL
as they build and test the future of open-source software...
The GNOME Foundation's executive director Neil McGovern, said:
As a non-profit, we rely on donations to help us achieve our goal of a
world where everyone is empowered by technology they can trust. RHEL
subscriptions are an essential part of this. With full operating
system management and security updates, we can concentrate on the
services we provide to GNOME users and developers without having to
worry about the underlying systems. Red Hat has generously provided
these services to GNOME at zero cost for years, and we look forward to
continuing our relationship for a long time to come.
GNOME is also the default desktop in RHEL Workstation.'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/21/02/27/0235247
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