States intend to support Rocky Linux 9 and further increase sponsorship of open source projects
MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions for enterprise teams that need productivity, visibility and scalability throughout the development lifecycle, today announced that OpenLogic by Perforce , a technical support and service provider for open source software, sponsors the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF).
The foundation, which is best known for its open source operating system, Rocky Linux, has quickly become popular within the open source Enterprise Linux community – filling a void left by Red Hat’s discontinuation of CentOS Linux in favor of CentOS Stream. OpenLogic previously announced a commercial support offering for Rocky Linux in June 2021.
“Perforce is thrilled to announce its official sponsorship of the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation,” said Ido Benmoshe, vice president of products for Perforce. “We look forward to both deepening our existing relationship and serving the growing number of organizations that need commercial support for Rocky Linux deployments.”
The sponsorship announcement follows the recent general availability release of RHEL 9, from which Rocky Linux 9 will be derived in the coming weeks. The upcoming release will mark the first major release of Rocky Linux not based on an existing version of CentOS Linux, and aims to show the long-term viability of Rocky Linux for enterprise deployment.
“What makes a stable open source project?” request Gregory Kurtzer, executive director of the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation. “The answer is not to have a single company behind an open source project, but rather to have many people, organizations, and companies behind that project. Each RESF sponsor helps ensure longevity, stability, and trust in Rocky Linux, and we’re so excited to have Perforce join our amazing lineup of sponsors!”
The growing stability of the Rocky Linux project is evident by the growing number of teams adopting Rocky Linux, with a recent OpenLogic survey showing over 11% adoption among OSS users. This growth contrasts with the adoption of CentOS, which saw a decline to 19% in 2022.
“We are seeing a large increase in the number of organizations deploying Rocky Linux in test and production environments,” said Javier Perez, Chief Evangelist at Perforce Software. “OpenLogic, with its years of expertise supporting CentOS and other Enterprise Linux distributions, is in an excellent position to support teams adopting Rocky Linux – whether it’s Rocky Linux 9 or beyond.”
RESF’s sponsorship also indicates OpenLogic by Perforce’s continued commitment to supporting the open source software communities that underpin the digital economy, and is the first of several sponsorships planned this year.
More information about Rocky Linux, the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation, and the upcoming Rocky Linux 9 release can be found at https://rockylinux.org/.
A new webinar, featuring Perforce Chief Evangelist Javier Perez and Rocky Linux contributor Richard Alloway discussing the upcoming versions of Enterprise Linux that will debut on May 25. Interested parties can register here: https://www.openlogic.com/resources/events/webinar-enterprise-linux-9
Details on OpenLogic technical support for Rocky Linux can be found at: www.openlogic.com/solutions/enterprise-linux-support/rocky-linux
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