[CentOS-devel] https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

Wed Dec 9 10:38:39 UTC 2020
Konstantin Boyandin <lists at boyandin.info>


 > The future of the CentOS Project is CentOS Stream, and over the next
 > year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat
 > Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a
 > current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end
 > at the end of 2021. CentOS Stream continues after that date, serving as
 > the upstream (development) branch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
 > Meanwhile, we understand many of you are deeply invested in CentOS Linux
 > 7, and we’ll continue to produce that version through the remainder of
 > the RHEL 7 life cycle.
 > https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/#Life_Cycle_Dates

Yeah, deeply, in many a sense. I am a sysadmin, attending to quite a lot 
of systems, and CentOS was a real blessing.

Now, as I see it, CentOS is becoming a sandbox for upcoming RHEL minor 
releases, so one can bid farewell to free to use, stable, reliable and 
predictable OS.

I am currently in process of upgrading multiple CentOS-driven systems, 
so this piece of news has become a nasty surprise. Looks like a major 
decision should be taken right now.

Apart from migrating to Oracle Linux (which I wouldn't like at all), and 
buying RHEL itself, what are other possible alternatives (just curious)?