[CentOS-devel] Announcing ROSI - RHEL for Open Source Infrastructure

Fri Feb 26 14:42:35 UTC 2021
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 2/25/21 11:34 PM, redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel wrote:
> On Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:26 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, as I did last month I thought I'd keep the list up to date with today's free RHEL announcement:
>> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/extending-no-cost-red-hat-enterprise-linux-open-source-organizations
>> This one is targeted at Open Source projects and organizations.
> This is confusing because we just got from Bex a statement to *NOT* use Red Hat subscription service if the goal is producing a Linux distribution.
> His blog post is available here:
> https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2021/02/03/a-guide-for-using-centos-project-code/
> Now Red Hat is offering Red Hat subscription services for Fedora and CentOS Stream which both have the goal of producing a Linux distribution.
> In fact, Bex's post is one of the key reasons I dismissed the RHEL offering.
> Previously, with CentOS when the version of PHP contained a critical bug, I was able to release for users of CentOS a drop in replacement for the PHP package with a 15 line backported fix applied.  Going through RH Bugzilla to get the patch applied normally takes months (if it ever gets applied).  It sounded from Bex's post like using RHEL to rebuild the CentOS package is not allowed.
> Does this new announcement mean there will be any revisions to Bex's blog post?

I don't think so.

Red Hat is offering RHEL for Open Source organizations to use.  If you
want to get information on this, discuss it with the mailing address in
the article.  I would suppose the intended target of this are
foundations like Apache, GNOME, etc.  But, I am not a lawyer, or a RHEL
subscription expert.