05 Dec Centos User Agreement
A live version of CentOS is available from mirror.centos.org. A live bootable USB image of CentOS can be created manually or with UNetbootin. a) Press 1 b) Press 2 to  [x] before 2) I accept the license agreement c) Press q d) Don`t accept the license menu when you start. In July 2009, an open letter published on the CentOS project website indicated that CentOS founder Lance Davis had disappeared in 2008. Davis had stopped contributing to the project, but continued to register the CentOS domain and PayPal account. In August 2009, the CentOS team reportedly contacted Davis and obtained the centos.info and centos.org domains.  As of 2020-04-23, new content published on www.centos.org, wiki.centos.org, docs.centos.org and blog.centos.org is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-SA 4.0), unless otherwise stated in this document or on the content itself. As a result, the standard license for contributions to this content is CC BY-SA 4.0, exclusively the subject of the CentOS project. The project is linked to Red Hat, but aims to be more visible, more open and more inclusive. While Red Hat employs most of CentOS` chief developers, the CentOS project itself depends on donations from users and sponsors.  In June 2006, David Parsley, the lead developer of Tao Linux (another RHEL clone), announced the withdrawal of Tao Linux and its introduction to the development of CentOS. Tao users have migrated to the CentOS version via the yum update.
 RHEL is only available by paid subscription or for development use in a non-production environment – which provides access to software updates and various technical media. The product consists largely of free software distributed software, and the source code for these packages is published by Red Hat. In January 2014, Red Hat announced that it would sponsor the CentOS project and “create a platform tailored to the needs of open source developers who would integrate technologies in and around the operating system.”  As a result of these changes, ownership of the CentOS brands was transferred to Red Hat, which now employs most CentOS Head developers; However, they work as part of Red Hat`s Open Source and Standards team, which works separately from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux team.  A new CentOS Board of Directors has also been created.  Explicitly granted contributions may be included in one of the open source or open-content licenses that are considered acceptable to the Fedora project.