SoulLinux it was one of the replacements for CentOS that emerged from the community. Now this project will focus on membership, a move with which CloudLinux will keep its promise to make this distro a community-owned open source project rather than a subsidiary.
AlmaLinux Foundation has announced a membership program as a step to ensure that this GNU / Linux distribution will be a community owned and managed project, and that it will not be subject to the whims of a single corporate sponsor. That was the promise that Igor Seletskiy, founder and CEO of CloudLinux, made, and now he has kept it. In addition, he announced that his company would invest 1 million dollars a year to start and finance a new distro to replace CentOS, something he also did ...
Therefore, great news for the community and all those users dependent on CentOS they were orphaned with the changes in the development of this distro. Also, remember that this affected CloudLinux itself, as it relied on CentOS for its own commercial distribution specific to the cloud hosting industry.
Now CloudLinux has made it clear that AlmaLinux is not there just to meet your own needs of this company, but rather that the community will be the real owner of the project and will have a voice and vote when it comes to making decisions about this project.
Lastly, regarding membership options of AlmaLinux, stand out:
- In collaboration with:: anyone who has a connection to AlmaLinux, be they a user or collaborator of any project. There are no costs associated with membership.
- Mirror- For any person or group hosting replicas of AlmaLinux, no matter how many mirrors they provide to host this system.
- Sponsored by: requires a monetary contribution to help the community with some economic injection. It can be taken by individuals or organizations for the financial support of the AlmaLinux Foundation.
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