PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, overseeing AlmaLinux OS, the open source enterprise-grade Linux distribution created as a replacement for CentOS, today announced that benny Vasquez, manager of community and developer relations at Progress, has been named as the sixth member of its governing board.
At Progress, benny is responsible for developer advocacy, community strategy, and practitioner skill development related to the company’s Chef Enterprise Automation products.
“benny adds a strong community background to the AlmaLinux governing board, along with a no-nonsense approach to getting things done,” said Jack Aboutboul, community manager of AlmaLinux and member of the governing board. “We’re really happy she has agreed to join us to help drive forward the AlmaLinux project.”
“So much has already been accomplished in a short period of time, but we know we have a lot to do going forward to serving the users of the AlmaLinux community,” said Vasquez. “That is my commitment to the community – to represent their best interests and do right by them. We all share an equal drive to create and maintain a stable Linux operating system that will always be free and open source.”
The board also announced that the AlmaLinux OS Foundation is joining the Open Invention Network to demonstrate its commitment to patent peace and gaining protections that are associated with the membership.
The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization and the board is responsible for managing, promoting, and continuously improving AlmaLinux for the benefit of its user community.
On March 30, AlmaLinux announced the general availability of AlmaLinux OS. Since then, there have been over 30,000 downloads, which does not include the thousands of downloads from mirrors and the conversion script used to migrate to AlmaLinux from CentOS.
AlmaLinux is an Open Source and forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, governed and driven by the community, focused on long-term stability and a robust production-grade platform. AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL 8. The project was endowed with a $1 million commitment from the team behind CloudLinux and is developed in conjunction with sponsors, partners and the global Open Source community.
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