Rocky Linux gets a parent company, with $4m Series A funding
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 20:59
Gregory Kurtzer, co-founder of the now-defunct CentOS Linux distribution, has founded a new startup company called Ctrl IQ which will serve in part as a sponsoring company for the upcoming Rocky Linux distribution.
Rocky Linux is to be a benefactor of Ctrl IQ's revenue, not its source—the company describes itself in its announcement as the suppliers of a "full technology stack integrating key capabilities of enterprise, hyper-scale, cloud and high-performance computing."
About Rocky Linux
If you've been hiding under a Linux rock for the last few months, CentOS Linux was the most widely-known and used clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Kurtzer co-founded CentOS Linux in 2004 with mentor Rocky McGaugh, and it operated independently for ten years until being acquired by Red Hat in 2014. When Red Hat killed off CentOS Linux in a highly controversial December 2020 announcement, Kurtzer immediately announced his intention to re-create CentOS with a new distribution, named after his deceased mentor.