CloudLinux Commits More Than $1 Million Annually To CentOS Replacement

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  • CloudLinux is sponsoring Project Lenix, which will create a free, open-source, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8 (and future releases)
  • It added that it will give current users a trusted, battle-tested alternative supported by a governing board from members of the community

CloudLinux has announced that it will invest $1 million annually in development and establish a community initiative around its RHEL fork intended as a safe haven for CentOS users . It added that it will give current users a trusted, battle-tested alternative supported by a governing board from members of the community.

CloudLinux is sponsoring Project Lenix, which will create a free, open-source, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8 (and future releases). It said that it will provide an uninterrupted way to convert existing CentOS servers with absolutely zero downtime. Entire server fleets will be able to be converted with a single command with no reinstallation and no reboots required.

Enterprise infrastructure, kernel development

Igor Seletskiy, CEO and founder of CloudLinux Inc said, “RedHat’s announcement has left users looking for an alternative with all that CentOS provides and without the disruption of having to move to alternative distributions. We promise to dedicate the resources required to Project Lenix that will ensure impartiality and a not-for-profit community initiative. CloudLinux already has the assets, infrastructure and experience to carry out the mission, and we promise to be open about the process of developing Project Lenix.”

The company said that CloudLinux combines in-depth technical knowledge of enterprise infrastructure, kernel development, and open source with client care expertise. The CloudLinux team has more than 450 combined years working with Linux with more than 200,000 product installations and 4,000 customers that include Liquid Web, 1&1, and Dell.

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