Version 2.16.0-26.0.dev

Merge commit 'edc0675e6efff52cbe04429783760e22eb54b09d' into 'dev'
diff --git a/tools/VERSION b/tools/VERSION
index 1bde2b2..243f27f 100644
--- a/tools/VERSION
+++ b/tools/VERSION
@@ -23,9 +23,9 @@
 #  * Making cherry-picks to stable channel
 #     - increase PATCH by 1
 #
-CHANNEL be
+CHANNEL dev
 MAJOR 2
 MINOR 16
 PATCH 0
-PRERELEASE 0
-PRERELEASE_PATCH 0
+PRERELEASE 26
+PRERELEASE_PATCH 0
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