How we contribute
Our work in open source communities
What we do
Red Hat is an enterprise software company with an open source development model. Communities power everything we do—the products we create, the culture we embrace, and the solutions we design with customers. We advocate for them every day. Because when they succeed, our customers do, too.
How we do it
Participate - Red Hat participates in and creates community powered upstream projects. We contribute code, collaborate on content, steward projects, mentor leaders, and sponsor events.
Integrate - Red Hat integrates multiple upstream projects, fostering open source community platforms. And we work in multi-organizational projects, bringing industry-recognized standard technologies into our own projects.
Stabilize - Red Hat commercializes these platforms and projects together with a rich ecosystem of services and certifications, while continuing to contribute back to the upstream projects of which we are a part.
Ceph is an open source and freely available distributed object store and file system that relies upon the RADOS (Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store) foundation.
Communities we contribute to
We ensure community health for Red Hat-sponsored and stewarded projects with active and participatory involvement that can include infrastructure, project management, communications, outreach, and onboarding
We're a proud contributor to all aspects of the software stack, from the operating system and developer toolchain to middleware, desktop, and cloud. In addition, Red Hat financially supports a number of open source organizations who help us create and maintain better open source software.
We contribute to a wide range of open standardization efforts that define future interoperable technologies, both in software and hardware. Learn more about the standards and industry bodies in which we are active.
Red Hat Research
We nurture deep and long-term relationships with academics, researchers and students, so that we can help make open source a fundamental part of our partners' culture just as it is our own.
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