Ever fear the upgrade? The pioneers who pushed for CentOS 8 sure feel that sting these days, ever since Red Hat and the CentOS community announced End of Life for the popular Linux distribution by December 31, 2021 -- ironically 8 years before its initial deprecation date. What's the impact of this decision for those in the crosshairs? And what can the market do more broadly to address such support volatility in the future?

Watch this recorded roundtable discussion as host @eric_kavanagh interviews Analyst Yves Mulkers of 7wData, Perforce Evangelist Javier Perez, and two special guests. They discuss the immediate scenario facing the CentOS community, what this all means for open-source practitioners, and how companies can make optimal decisions for keeping their mission-critical business applications running smoothly despite the turbulence.

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Javier Perez

Chief OSS Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Management, Perforce Software

Passionate about technology and open source software, Javier is the Chief Open Source Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Management at Perforce Software. He is responsible for technical thought leadership and advocacy for open source software while driving the OpenLogic by Perforce offering. Javier has been in the application development, open source, cloud, app security, AI, SaaS, and mobile industries for 25+ years. As a speaker and blogger, he has had the opportunity to present at industry events all over the world. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.