[CentOS-devel] Balancing the needs around the CentOS platform

Sat Dec 19 06:44:00 UTC 2020
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

I wrote a blog post to share with you:


Below is a fair summary of the blog post, but I encourage you to read 
the whole thing for the context around the "availability gap" and the 
"openness gap":

Letting an outsider take care of the availability gap after the RHL to 
Fedora/RHEL split meant there was no vehicle for closing the openness 
gap. Red Hat needed to create or bring-in a solution that was highly 
available (easy to get) in order to close the gap around openness (easy 
to contribute to). That was the joining forces with CentOS. And now we 
think we have something that can cover both the availability and 
openness gaps, please try it out.

All along Red Has been making a Linux OS that we want to be open, to be 
available, to be stable enough, and to be sustainable. And now we think 
we have the next evolution in that decades of work, in the form of 
CentOS Stream.

Kind regards,

- Karsten
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