Author Archives: Rich Bowen

(Yes, we're a little late this month. Sorry about that.) Dear CentOS Enthusiasts, Here's what's happening around the CentOS community lately. CentOS Linux 8.4 Released We are pleased to announce the general availability of the latest version of CentOS Linux 8. Effective immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 8 and is tagged […]

Thank you to everyone who responded to my call for feedback on the SIG process. A few people responded on-list. More people responded off-list. I’ve summarized common complaints, and in a few cases provided comments verbatim - especially when they already went to a public list. Please see the centos-devel mailing list for further discussion […]

TL;DR: #centos and #centos-* are moving to Over the past few days, there has been some upheaval on the Frenode IRC network, resulting in a number of the staff members quitting and starting a new IRC network. I don't wish to explain all the details here, but you can read more at which […]

The Community Platform Engineering group, or CPE for short, is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Our goal is to keep core servers and services running and maintained, build releases, and other strategic tasks that need more dedicated time than volunteers can give. See our wiki page here […]

Hello, friends, It's been another busy month in the CentOS Project, so we'll get straight to the news: CentOS Stream News Last week, Brian Stinson announced some updates on the progress towards CentOS Stream 9 on the centos-devel mailing list. This included the availability of Stream 9 packages on Gitlab, and a koji instance where […]

Quorum and started at :05 Directors in attendance were: Karanbir Singh (Chair) Johnny Hughes Jim Perrin Tru Huynh Karsten Wade Pat Riehecky Mike McLean Brian Exelbierd (Red Hat Liaison) Others in attendance: Rich Bowen (Community Manager, stand-in Secretary) Amy Marrich Alfredo Moralejo Matthias Runge Josh Boyer Davide Cavalca Paul Isaac’s Aoife Moloney Brian Stinson A […]

You may have seen, a few days ago, that the Fedora project announced a new Code of Conduct for their community. In my role as CentOS community manager, I've also been involved in the crafting of that Code, so that we could also use it here in the CentOS project. Yeah, I know, this is […]

Dear CentOS Community, Thanks for joining us for another edition of our monthly newsletter. Here's what's happening in the CentOS community. Upcoming CentOS Dojo Yesterday we closed the Call For Presentations (CFP) for the upcoming CentOS Dojo in May, and we hope to publish the schedule of selected presentations this week. Meanwhile, you can register […]

Hi Everyone, If you would like to see this report and toggle to the section you are most interested in, I would suggest visiting this link and use the header bar on your left to skip to where you want to go! Initiative FYI Links Initiatives repo here: 2021 Quarterly Planning timetable here: […]

TL;DR: Online Dojo will be held May 13th, 14th, 2021 Dojo CFP open now at Closes April 5th, 00:01 UTC As promised in my email a few weeks ago, we're going to try to do online Dojos quarterly for the coming few quarters, and we're pleased to announce the first of these. We will […]