Let met start out with that I have been running Rocky Linux from the beginning after it first was released and I am happy with it. I am just confused by all the different opinions, post and statements you read online(Reddit and other websites) about organizational structure of Rocky Linux vs Alma Linux.
From my understanding in short it looks like this. The RESF is a Public Benefit Corporation and owned by Gregory Kurtzer and the RESF is backed by several big companies. Gregory Kurtzer is the lead of RESF’s board where he is assisted my board members who are trusted people and members from the community. Then there are different community teams that work on different categories of tasks for Rocky all made up of volunteers. Gregory Kurtzer owns the RESF doesn’t that mean if he wanted to sell Rocky Linux he could do that too, at least that’s why most sources online seem to indicate?
While the Alma Linux foundation is a non-profit organization backed by Cloud Linux and several other companies as well, but the foundation is in community control so Cloud Linux has no control over the foundation . There are people who work full time on Alma Linux and there are people from the community who work on Alma Linux as well
Am I understanding it correctly and if not can some explain to me to me so that I will be able to understand it correctly , because from my understanding it sounds more like with Alma’s organizational setup? Is it also because also correct that because Rocky Linux is worked on only by community volunteers that new version(minor/major) releases take longer to be released than with Alma Linux because Alma Linux is worked on full-time by several people as well as community volunteers?
Thanks for in advance helping me understand and lessening my confusion!
I used these sources to try to get an understanding of the different organizational structure of Rocky and Alma:
https://almalinux.org (Main page: About Alma Linux OS)