Red Hat Universal Base Images (UBI) - Frequently Asked Questions

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Issue

  • What is the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI)?
  • What does the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) include?
  • What are the benefits of Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI)?
  • How can a user tell the difference between non-UBI and UBI content and/or packages?
  • What are the UBI runtime languages and what are the plans for them?
  • Do I need a subscription to use UBI?
  • Do I need a RHEL environment to deploy UBI?
  • Can I freely distribute applications built on UBI?
  • Can I add non-UBI RPMs to a UBI image and still redistribute the resultant container image on a non-Red Hat platform?
  • How does UBI impact Container Certification?
  • Will UBI receive updates?
  • How is UBI supported?
  • What is the UBI End User License Agreement (EULA) and where can I find it?
  • Does UBI let me distribute my container images anywhere I want?
  • What’s the difference between the UBI EULA and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux EULA?

Environment

  • Red Hat Universal Base Images FAQ

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