The CentOS Project

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

We’re also expanding the availability of CentOS images across a number of vendors, providing official images for Amazon, Google, and more. For self-hosted cloud, we also provide a generic cloud-init enabled image.

For more information about updates and improvements in CentOS 7, please check out the release notes or the release announcement in the mailing list archive.

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News & Events


FOSDEM Dojo schedule live

February 3, 2017: FOSDEM is just a few weeks away, and we’ll be holding our annual Brussels Dojo on the day before it starts. Join us at the Marriott Grand Place for a day of CentOS talks and community. Attendance is free, but please register for planning purposes. The schedule and registration details are in the CentOS wiki.


Dojo @ CERN

October 20th, 2017: Read about our very successful CentOS Dojo at CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland on the CentOS blog.


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