Dear CentOS enthusiast,
Yes, I'm running a little behind schedule with this month's newsletter. That's because I just got back from the Open Source Summit in Shanghai, where I met a number of CentOS enthusiasts. More about that a little later.
We continue to get daily questions on IRC and our various other forums about when CentOS 8 is coming. Work is moving along with CentOS 8, and we still anticipate a release in the next month or two.
June saw a normal volume of updates and enhancements.
We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during June:
We issued the following CESA (CentOS Errata and Security Advisories) during June:
We issued the following CEBA (CentOS Errata and Bugfix Advisories) during June:
SIGs - Special Interest Groups - are where people work on the stuff that runs on top of CentOS. We have recently started having SIGs report quarterly, so we have just a few of them each month, getting through the entire list every 3 months.
Due to my very late notice to SIGs, we do not have any SIG reports to include in this newsletter. However, we expect to see some posted to the blog over the coming days.
Last week, CentOS was at the Open Source Summit in Shanghai, hanging out at the Red Hat booth. We had interesting conversations with a number of very large companies who said that they use CentOS to power their operations. These included Huawai, Tencent, Alibaba, Rancher, and JD Cloud. These companies trust CentOS's reliability to manage some of the largest clouds in the world, with billions of customers.
In the coming months, there will be many opportunities to catch CentOS at an event near you. Please drop by, say hi, and tell us how you're using CentOS to make the world a better place.
If you are presenting anything about CentOS, at any event anywhere in the world, please do let us know, so that we can promote your presence there, and your talk.
If you'd like to run a CentOS Dojo, or other community event, we may be able to help. Get in touch via the centos-devel mailing list, or via our Twitter account @CentOSProject.
We are always on the look-out for people who are interested in helping to:
Please see the page with further information about contributing. You can also contact the Promotion SIG, or just email Rich directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ideas or articles that you'd like to see in the next newsletter.