How we contribute
Our work in open source communities
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.
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.
The CentOS project is responsible for the production of CentOS, a consistent Linux distribution derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux codebase and other sources.
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.
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Red Hat is the largest open source company in the world. We build and support open source products from community projects. We give back to the community and defend open source—every step of the way.