[CentOS] Centos versions in the future?

Tue Apr 27 14:21:56 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 4/27/21 8:39 AM, Carlos Oliva wrote:
> Thank you for your response Martin. We should probably consider moving 
> to the alternatives that you mentioned or Ubuntu. Centos was no longer a 
> Community effort after RH was bought by a propriatory company.

"Proprietary company" sounds like a nonsense. All companies do work for 
profit. This is true about current owner of RedHat, as well as it was 
true about RedHat as a company before it was sold to current owner.

The moment CentOS team started being paid by RedHat (long before RedHat 
was bought by current owner) was the moment _I_ should have told myself 
about CentOS "this now will not last long". Luckily for me I already 
fled my servers to FreeBSD, - from Linux in general, not from CentOS in 
particular. But that is long different story.

Just my $0.02


> On 4/27/2021 9:05 AM, J Martin Rushton via CentOS wrote:
>> Not just rumours.  CentOS 8 dies at the end of this year.  CentOS 7 
>> has until the end of 2024.  RH are introducing "CentOS Stream" which 
>> is what will be in RHEL in the next release.  It has been unkindly 
>> referred to as beta software.
>> The traditional rebuild of RHEL will continue under other guises. 
>> There has been a long standing release at Springdale.  Since RH's 
>> announcement Cloud have produced the Alma release.  There is also a 
>> new project called Rocky that hasn't yet released a full version but 
>> is working on it.
>> On 27/04/2021 13:46, Carlos Oliva wrote:
>>> Will there be newer versions of Centos? We have heard rumors that 
>>> version 8 will be the last one. We are concerned with using an OS 
>>> that will loose support in the future. Thank you.
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