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Red Hat takes more active role in CentOS, funds developers

Loek Essers | Jan. 9, 2014
Red Hat's involvement will assure future of the community distribution, says project chair.

As part of the deal, Red Hat is also offering to sponsor some of the build system and initial content delivery resources, Singh said, adding that it still has to be decided how this will work.

The CentOS project will also have access to the Red Hat legal team, which means that efforts like CentOS-QA (a group that finds bugs in the CentOS releases) doesn't have to operate behind closed doors anymore, Singh wrote. The deal should enable to make the entire build, test, and delivery chain open to anyone who wishes to come and join the effort, he said.

While some things will change, the CentOS Linux platform itself isn't changing, although the process and methods built up around the platform are going to become more open and transparent due to the collaboration, Singh wrote.

In the coming days, CentOS will host several Google Hangouts to talk to the community face to face about the changes, Singh said. There will also be an event in Brussels on Jan. 31, he added.

 

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