Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) exist?
Is the RESF and Rocky Linux the same thing?
What are the underlying principles that guide the RESF?
Is the RESF a non-profit?
Is Gregory Kurtzer the owner of the RESF?
But if Gregory Kurtzer owns the RESF, doesn't he still have control over it?
Does Rocky Linux or the RESF belong to CIQ?
ByLaws / Charter
When and why were the bylaws and charter written?
Who voted on the RESF bylaws and charter?
Who wrote the RESF bylaws and charter?
When do the RESF bylaws and charter go into effect?
Why has the RESF chosen this structure and bylaws and not simply adopted those from an existing open source foundation like the Apache Software Foundation, Linux Foundation or others?
Can the bylaws and/or charter be modified?
How does this prevent what happened with CentOS from happening again with the RESF and Rocky Linux?
Where can I read the RESF bylaws and charter?
Board of Directors
What does the RESF board structure look like?
Who is on the board of directors?
Why not allow the open community to vote on the boards?
If you don't sell board seats for membership dues, how will the Projects be funded?
Who elects the board members?
Are other Projects (not associated with Rocky Linux) also welcome to join the RESF?
Why would other Projects want to join the RESF?
Why would a company want to put their open source projects into the RESF?
What's the difference between a Project Board and a Project Team?
What is a Project Board and how does it relate to the RESF Board?
Why should I become an RESF member?
How does someone become a member of the RESF?
Why is it more difficult to become a member of the RESF than other open source foundations?