Moshe Bar, CEO and Chairman of Codenotary, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, which administers the community-driven and managed open-source CentOS replacement. Codenotary is a Gold Sponsor of AlmaLinux and uses the distribution extensively in hundreds of cloud instances.
AlmaLinux is a free, open-source Linux distribution originally developed 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 community-owned and supported, and that prioritizes security, guarantee of origin and trust,” said Bar. “AlmaLinux has filled this role amid enthusiastic community adoption.”
Bar previously co-founded Qumranet, the company that developed the now-ubiquitous Linux KVM hypervisor, which was acquired by Red Hat, where he then served as senior vice president for four years.
Prior to that, he founded the cloud hypervisor company XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix. Codenotary was launched in late 2018 by co-founders Bar, CEO, and Dennis Zimmer, CTO.
AlmaLinux has a true open source community-led governance and values an inclusive, consensus-based development and deployment approach with its user community. Already deployed on many hundreds of thousands of servers in the cloud and on-premises, Alma Linux has quickly taken the lead to fill the gap left by the demise of Centos.
Codenotary provides software development lifecycle attestation and verification tools that certify code provenance and security. The company offers an indelible solution for processing millions of transactions per second, on-premises or in the cloud, and with cryptographic verification.
It gives developers the ability to generate and attach a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for development artifacts that include source code, builds, repositories, and more, as well as Docker container images for their software.