SUSE secures choice in enterprise Linux with RHEL fork with over $10M investment

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  • This investment strengthens SUSE’s commitment to innovating and supporting the SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution and related open source projects.
  • SUSE plans to contribute code to the Open Source Foundation

Luxembourg, July 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SUSE, creators of Rancher, NeuVector and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), and the world leader in enterprise open source solutions, today fork and develop the publicly available Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and announced maintenance. Anyone can use any RHEL compatible distribution without restrictions. Over the next few years, SUSE plans to invest in: $10 million participate in this project.

Dirk = Peter van Leeuwen“For decades, collaboration and shared success have been the cornerstones of our open source community. We have a responsibility to uphold these values. We will continue to keep the flow of innovation for years to come, ensuring that customers and communities alike are not exposed to vendor lock-in, allowing them to make real choices today as well as tomorrow.”

SUSE remains committed to investing in highly regarded Linux solutions such as SLE and openSUSE, trusted by countless satisfied enterprise customers and communities. At the same time, we recognize the right of businesses and open source communities to have choice and freedom from vendor lock-in. SUSE has a long history of helping and supporting users with mixed Linux environments.

SUSE is committed to working with the open source community to develop long-term, perpetually compatible replacements for RHEL and CentOS users. SUSE will donate this project to the Open Source Foundation, which will provide ongoing free access to alternative source code.

“This joint effort demonstrates SUSE’s deep commitment to fostering innovation and fostering community-driven development, and reinforces the fundamental values ​​of open source software. We invite the community to actively participate and work together to shape the Thomas DiGiacomo, SUSE Chief Technology and Product Officer. “We are thrilled that this new RHEL-compatible Linux distribution, along with the SUSE portfolio, will help the community and customers navigate unprecedented advances in enterprise Linux, cloud computing, containerization, edge, AI/ML and other emerging technologies. I am sure it will help.”

“The enterprise Linux community needs standardization, stability and consistency,” he said. Gregory Kulzer, CEO of CIQ and founder of Rocky Linux. “CIQ brings stability to our partners, customers and communities by building a broad coalition of like-minded companies, organizations and individuals. SUSE embodies the core principles and spirit of open source. CIQ is working with SUSE to advance open enterprise Linux standards.”

Learn more about how this enhances Liberty Linux and how to get involved here.

About SUSE
SUSE is the world leader in innovative, reliable, and secure enterprise-grade open source solutions, trusted by more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in business-critical Linux, enterprise container management and edge solutions, working with partners and communities to help our customers innovate everywhere from the data center to the cloud to the edge.

SUSE brings the “open” back to open source, giving customers the ability to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve tomorrow’s strategies and solutions. The company employs over 2,000 people worldwide. SUSE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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