I just heard about this project, I’m a long time RedHat user, my first version of RH was 4.9 (Mustang).
Remember installing it after some struggle with Slackware back in 1997. I’ve been hard advocate for Linux since then, and especially the CentOS for production servers.
I think the most important features of CentOS was stability and ease of use. Yeah, the major (and minor) versions came out slower than I would wanted, but both stability and maintenance was always superb.
I see this as an opportunity to create a new RPM based Linux distribution, that would provide both the stability required for enterprise deployment and updates for greater security and new technology releases.
I think the key is rapid minor versioning and long-time support for previous minor and major releases.
What can I do to help?
I have software development and web skills, and also experience in building RPM packages and specs. I’m also willing to contribute infrastructure and hosting Rocky Linux stuff.
What would be the top priorities right now? How can I help?