HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2022 — CodeNotary CEO and chairman, Moshe Bar was elected today to the board of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, which stewards the community owned and governed open source CentOS replacement. CodeNotary is a gold sponsor of AlmaLinux and uses the distribution extensively throughout hundreds of cloud instances.
AlmaLinux is a free and open source Linux distribution, created originally by CloudLinux to provide a community-supported, production-grade enterprise operating system that is binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
“The world needs a Linux distribution that is truly owned and supported by the community and prioritizes security, provenance guarantee and trust,“ said Bar. “AlmaLinux has taken on that role amid enthusiastic community adoption.”
Bar was previously a co-founder of Qumranet, the company that developed the now ubiquitous Linux KVM hypervisor, which was acquired by Red Hat, where he then worked as senior vice president for four years. Prior to that, he founded the cloud hypervisor company XenSource which was acquired by Citrix. Codenotary was started in late 2018 by co-founders Bar, CEO, and Dennis Zimmer, CTO.
AlmaLinux has true open source, community-led governance and puts emphasis on an inclusive, consensus-driven development and delivery approach with its user community. Already used on many hundreds of thousands of servers in the cloud and on-premises, Alma Linux has quickly assumed the lead in stepping into the void created by Centos’ demise.
CodeNotary provides tools for notarization and verification of the software development lifecycle attesting to the provenance and safety of the code. The company provides an indelible solution for processing millions of transactions per second, on-premises or in the cloud, and with cryptographic verification. It gives developers a way to generate and attach a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for development artifacts that include source code, builds, repositories, and more, plus Docker container images for their software.
With hundreds of customers that includes top three banks in the U.S. and Europe, CodeNotary brings easy to use trust and integrity into the software lifecycle by providing end-to-end cryptographically verifiable tracking and provenance for all artifacts, actions, and dependencies. CodeNotary can be set up in minutes and can be fully integrated with modern CI/CD platforms. It is the only immutable and client-verifiable solution available that is capable of processing millions of transactions a second. With the CodeNotary tamper-proof bill of materials, users can instantly identify untrusted components in their software builds.
AlmaLinux OS is an open source, community-governed and forever-free enterprise Linux distribution. It is focused on long-term stability and delivering a robust production-grade platform. It is 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL(r) and pre-Steam CentOS. The AlmaLinux OS falls under the purview of The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, which is a 501(c)(6) non-profit created for the benefit of the AlmaLinux OS community.