just got this sent to me from Cloudlinux about Project Lenix, looks promising
Igor Seletskiy, CEO of CloudLinux is here.
You may have already heard the news - Red Hat© Enterprise Linux just killed CentOS© in favour of CentOS© Stream.
Like many others, CloudLinux used a fork of RedHat® EL for its packages on sources provided by RedHat®. Therefore, we do not expect any changes for CloudLinux OS due to the RedHat® announcement: if you are running CloudLinux OS 8 - it will continue to have stable and well-tested updates until 2029, and ELS releases for years after that.
On another note, as we already maintain CloudLinux OS **, we plan to release a free, open-sourced, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 8 (and future releases) in the Q1 of 2021, tentatively named "[Project Lenix]
Why are we doing this:
- We have all the infrastructure, software and experience to do that already. We have a large staff of developers and maintainers that have a decade of experience in building an RHEL© fork, starting from RHEL© 5 to RHEL© 8.
- We expect that this project will put us on the map, and allow more people to discover our rebootless update service by KernelCare for end-of-life operating systems.
What does it mean for you:
If you are running CentOS© 8 - we will release an OS very similar to CentOS© 8 based on RHEL© 8 stable. We will provide stable and well-tested updates until 2029 for free. You will be able to convert from CentOS© 8 at any moment by running a single command that switches repositories & keys.