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

Sat Feb 27 14:26:07 UTC 2021
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 2/27/21 8:18 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On 2/26/21 12:59 PM, redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel wrote:
>> Feb 25th from Red Hat's Jason Brook:
>> "... open source to gain access to RHEL subscriptions ... which now
>> includes ... CentOS Stream to test applications and workloads against
>> the next release of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform."
>> Source:
>> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/extending-no-cost-red-hat-enterprise-linux-open-source-organizations
>> That sounds like the OFFER is for a Linux distro project to use Red
>> Hat subscription services as part of the support of the Linux distro
>> project.
> The partial quote above is a total mis-parsing of that paragraph.  The
> paragraph plainly and clearly should be parsed as 'ROSI' is now a third
> level of Red Hat's already existing support for open source projects;
> that is, Fedora and CentOS Stream were previous OS choices upstream open
> source projects could use at no cost, now ROSI is a third.
> I also read that this sort of arrangement has existed previously and
> that ROSI is just a formalization of those arrangements (the sentence
> "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." says that).  Fedora and CentOS have quite possibly
> been using RHEL for some time now (I am not a member of either project's
> infrastructure team, so I don't know what OS is being used in the
> infrastructure).
> The point is clear to me, and I'll paraphrase: If you were using CentOS
> for your infrastructure in an upstream open-source project, where the
> license is a Fedora-approved license, you could be eligible for no-cost
> RHEL to replace your CentOS.  Yes, upstream is specifically mentioned
> (sentence, and not a sentence fragment: "We want RHEL to be used broadly
> in upstream open source development, both as a testing platform and as a
> stable foundation for development. ").
> An RHEL rebuild is not "upstream open source development."

Thanks Lamar .. could not have said it better myself :)