The CentOS Project

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

We’re also expanding the availability of CentOS images across a number of vendors, providing official images for Amazon, Google, and more. For self-hosted cloud, we also provide a generic cloud-init enabled image.

For more information about updates and improvements in CentOS 7, please check out the release notes or the release announcement in the mailing list archive.

Around CentOS

News & Events


Ohio LinuxFest

October 12th, 13th, 2018: We will be sposoring Ohio LinuxFest, in Columbus, Ohio, where we’ll be sharing space with Fedora, and various other community projects that rely on the CentOS CI and ecosystem. Further details of how you can help are on the event wiki page.


CentOS Dojo @ CERN

October 19th, 2018: We will once again be hosting a Dojo at CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland. The schedule is now available, and registration is open.


CentOS Dojo @ FOSDEM

February 1, 2019: We will be hosting a Dojo on the day before FOSDEM, in Brussels. The call for papers is now open.


CentOS would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We would like to thank the following product/service for being a CentOS sponsor:

If you value our work, please consider becoming a sponsor!