The RESF was created for more than just Rocky Linux. No association is necessary to join the RESF and new Projects are in formation. Projects do not even need to be Linux-related, but they must be open-source under an OSI approved license with a preference towards non-copyleft.

The RESF welcomes any open-source projects that need a neutral ground to operate. The first step to having a project considered is to become a member.

Current Projects

Enterprise Linux, the community way.

Rocky Linux is an open-source enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux®. It is under intensive development by the community.

“Thinking back to early CentOS days... My cofounder was Rocky McGaugh. He is no longer with us, so as a H/T to him, who never got to see the success that CentOS came to be, I introduce to you...Rocky Linux.”

Gregory Kurtzer
Gregory Kurtzer, Founder
Rocky Linux Workstation user interface

Cloud-native build system for Linux.

Named after the Gemstone, Peridot is a cloud-native build and release tool used for building, releasing and maintaining Linux distributions and forks.

Peridot user interface