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Many people have approached us to ask how we will publish the CentOS sources, and if we are making changes because of the December 2020 and June 2023 announcements about Red Hat’s focus on CentOS Stream. In short, sources remain publicly available, but as of June 2023, the publication process has changed.

The CentOS sources are published to gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream. This will be the place to go if you are looking for public access to the code.

If you’re considering using this code in your project, we’ve provided guidance to help you comply with the Red Hat services agreements and trademark guidelines, especially if your project produces a Linux distribution. This guidance is not exhaustive.

In the spirit of community collaboration, we offer a list of do’s and don’ts.


  • Get your source code from upstream or gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream.
  • Follow the project and Red Hat trademark guidelines.
  • Clearly describe your distribution as something you made, not Red Hat. You may wish to say you started with the source from a specific location, such as “modified and built from source code taken from gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream.”
  • Prominently include the following disclaimer when publishing or promoting your distribution: “Red Hat and CentOS are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. We are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Red Hat or the CentOS Project.”
  • Comply with the GPL and all the other open source licenses applicable to your build.
  • If you have an agreement with Red Hat, such as being a member of the Red Hat Developer program or working for a Red Hat customer or partner, review the terms of the agreement so you know your obligations (https://www.redhat.com/en/about/agreements and individual developer program, respectively).


  • Use Red Hat Subscription Services to create or support your project.
  • Use any Red Hat trademarks or logos in your project's distribution, promotion, or marketing other than what is permitted under Red Hat’s trademark guidelines.
Last updated: August 14, 2023