Changes to the production of CentOS Linux are causing many organizations to migrate to an alternate operating system. Find how Red Hat is making it easier for CentOS Linux users to migrate to RHEL with no-cost and low-cost subscriptions, and learn about the simplified process for contributing to RHEL development with CentOS Stream.

What is CentOS Stream?

CentOS Stream might seem like a natural choice to replace CentOS Linux, but it’s not designed for production use. Learn more.

CentOS Stream is a continuously delivered Linux distribution that tracks just ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is a development platform that lets the open source community contribute feedback, code, and feature updates to future versions of RHEL. 

  • Get early access to the development stream of the next RHEL release.
  • Work in tandem with Red Hat developers.
  • Provide feedback and contribute new features and bug fixes to future RHEL releases.

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How to contribute to CentOS Stream

Simply download CentOS Stream to get started. You will work with the same code as the Red Hat developers, who will review all contributions for relevancy to the needs of Red Hat Enterprise Linux users. If your contributions are accepted, they will be included in a future version of RHEL. 

This is a much faster process than the previous flow, which required waiting until after a new RHEL version was released and then suggesting fixes upstream in Fedora in hopes that it would potentially make it into a future version, with no way to track its progress.

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