Open Source Ethos

We believe that open source is a development and community model around software and sharing for the greater benefit. It is NOT a marketing switch to be enabled or disabled based on corporate and business needs behind closed doors.

“Open source communities encourage innovation through collaboration. Without it, many of the technologies we take for granted today would never have developed, or would be locked away behind patent law. In deploying Rocky Linux, we are returning to true open-source principles.”

— Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony

We believe that companies should work in harmony with open source projects and communities, recognizing the mutual benefits of collaboration, sharing expertise, and fostering an environment that encourages innovation and continuous improvement.

As such, it’s important to us that we don't own or control any open source communities that we create or contribute to. Instead, we ask the community itself to lead and decide on the fate of those initiatives. It is our role to be a contributor to open source communities, adding value both to the community at large as well as any business offerings we build around that open source project.

We see this as the future of how companies should engage with open source. It's a vision that reflects our genuine dedication to these communities, and we hope that other companies join us in this vision of true dedication to open source communities.

  • Freedom
  • Trust
  • Stability
  • Security
  • Independence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Resiliency
  • Transparency

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