Red Hat Launches New Package Repository for Enterprise Linux
Red Hat has launched a new package repository for enterprise-class Linux (EL) distributions derived from Fedora, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, called EPEL.
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a community of package maintainers working from inside of Fedora. Many are the same people who maintain the Fedora version. Yet, there room for new packages and contributors. Currently, around 1000 packages are available, and they have been growing at the rate of several dozen packages per week.