According to the company, the program provides a clearer and documented process for projects, communities, standards bodies and other not-for-profit software groups engaged with open source to gain access to RHEL subscriptions.
It extends Red Hat’s existing support for open source projects and communities, which now includes Fedora for driving development of Linux operating system improvements and enhancements; and CentOS Stream to test applications and workloads against the next release of the enterprise Linux platform.
As part of the program’s terms, eligible organizations will be granted access to no-cost RHEL subscriptions for any use within the confines of their infrastructure. This includes build systems, continuous integration (CI) testing and general project requirements.
These subscriptions will be self-supported by default, which provides full access to the Red Hat customer portal, knowledge base articles and forums, and also include Red Hat Insights, our proactive analytic tooling.