The decision was made earlier this week to move forward with a new ROCKS release based on ROCKY Linux thus the new name ROCKY-ROCKS. We have forked the existing ROCKS repositories to begin work, but that is all the further we have gotten.
The project repositories are housed on github at https://github.com/techshepherdorg if you are interesting in assisting with the development shoot me an e-mail or request developer access to the repositories on github. I am happy to accept the assistance.
There have been a large number of people on the Rock Cluster distribution list asking about the future of ROCKS after the changes to CENTOS. I would like to start the discussion on a blog type forum in order to get a feel for the number of requests and expected features as well as interest of developer interested in keeping the project alive.
If you could leave a comment below with your contact information, level of interest (i.e. developer/user), and thoughts on which underlying OS to use for the future (i.e. Rocky Linux, Debian, OpenSuse, Centos). I am making no promises, but would like to see the project move forward and I am willing to take on a lead in making it happen.
You can also e-mail me at email@example.com.