[CentOS] CentOS, Red Hat, and IBM

Tue Jul 9 14:47:33 UTC 2019
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

CentOS community,

Today marks a new day in the 26-year history of Red Hat. IBM has 
finalized its acquisition of Red Hat 
which will operate as a distinct unit within IBM moving forward.

What does this mean for Red Hat’s contributions to the CentOS project?

In short, nothing.

Red Hat always has and will continue to be a champion for open source 
and projects like CentOS. IBM is committed to Red Hat’s independence and 
role in open source software communities so that we can continue this 
work without interruption or changes.

Our mission, governance, and objectives remain the same. We will 
continue to execute the existing project roadmap. Red Hat associates 
will continue to contribute to the upstream in the same ways they have 
been. And, as always, we will continue to help upstream projects be 
successful and contribute to welcoming new members and maintaining the 

We will do this together, with the community, as we always have.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about today’s news, I 
encourage you to review the list of materials below. Red Hat CTO Chris 
Wright will host an online Q&A session in the coming days where you can 
ask questions you may have about what the acquisition means for Red Hat 
and our involvement in open source communities. Details will be 
announced on the Red Hat blog - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog

Press release - 

Chris Wright blog - Red Hat and IBM: Accelerating the adoption of open 
source - 

FAQ on Red Hat Community Blog - 

Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com - CentOS Community Manager
@CentOSProject // @rbowen