We’re the AlmaLinux OS Foundation Team. AMA!

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Hello everyone. We are the AlmaLinux team. AlmaLinux OS is an enterprise Linux distribution continuing the legacy of CentOS Linux and are a classical downstream 1:1 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We did something unique and setup a 501(c)(6) non-profit along with an open and free membership so that the community can actually own the OS and all the related intellectual property, vote in elections and steward the project.

We've been pretty busy this year, we've put out 3 releases, 8.3, 8.4 and the latest being 8.5 just last week 2 days after RHEL. We have cloud images on AWS, Azure, GCP and a host of other cloud providers, provide several cloud and container images (we have almost 400K docker pulls!!), Live Images and a Raspberry PI Image. We also released Project ELevate which is an in-place upgrade tool for major version migrations of EL family distributions, which was a HIGHLY request feature for a very long time. We also have a CIS Security Benchmark which was published a few weeks ago. More than anything else though, we are a friendly, open and welcoming community with a diverse set of people from around the world.

We've been working tirelessly for the community and we'd like to thank the r/Linux mods for hosting us. Ask AlmaLinux Anything! Our team members will be answering all day long starting around 14:00 UTC/9 Eastern/6 Pacific:

u/bennyvasquez – benny Vasquez, AlmaLinux Foundation Chair

u/webmink – Simon Phipps, AlmaLinux Foundation Board Member

u/ezamriy – Eugene Zamriy, AlmaLinux Director of Release Engineering

u/alukoshko – Andrew Lukoshko, AlmaLinux Release Engineering Team

u/jonspw – Jonathan Wright, AlmaLinux Infrastructure Team Lead

u/almalinuxjack – Jack Aboutboul, AlmaLinux Community Manager

u/addvilz – Matiss Treinis, AlmaLinux Web Team Lead

u/lkhn_almalinux – Elkhan Mammadli, AlmaLinux Cloud and Virt Team Lead

u/srbala – Bala Raman, AlmaLinux Containers, Virt Team and Live Media Team Lead

u/iseletsk – Igor Seletskiy, Former Chairman, AlmaLinux Foundation

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