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OpenELA Releases Initial Source Code for Building RHEL Derivatives

OpenELA, the Open Enterprise Linux association formed by SUSE, Oracle, and CIQ (Rocky Linux) in response to Red Hat’s decision to limit access to the RHEL source code, has published the initial source code for building RHEL derivatives. This move aims to ensure compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and provide open and free access to EL source code.

The source code for all packages necessary to build Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 derivatives is now available through OpenELA. However, the sources for EL7 are still being worked on. The OpenELA source code can be accessed on GitHub. More information about today’s source availability can be found on the OpenELA website.

Source: Phoronix.