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Forbes: “From Incubation To Augmentation, How Software Projects Grow”

September 1, 2021

In the world of technical steering groups and committees, project status is a big deal.

Especially found throughout the world of open source software application development, projects get their official state-of-progression label once they have reached certain milestones, gained a requisite amount of traction (in the form of members, registered users, number of ‘code commits’ or some other similar measure) or simply gathered enough head of steam to warrant official recognition.

DevOps.com: “CNCF Advances OpenTelemetry Initiative”

September 1, 2021

The Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has voted to accept OpenTelemetry as an incubating project as part of an ongoing effort to simplify instrumentation of software using open source agent software.

The New Stack: “Why Cloud Native Open Source Is Critical for Twitter and Spotify”

September 1, 2021

At last count, social media giant Twitter enjoys around 353 million active users, and streaming music service Spotify has 356 million active listeners. In both cases, open source tools and platforms for cloud native environments have served as the cornerstones for their tremendous growth.

TechRadar: “Linux at 30: How a student’s hobby became a key component in the business IT stack”

August 28, 2021

The first version of the Linux kernel was released under a custom license that restricted commercial use. Thankfully however that arrangement didn’t last long and Torvalds released Linux 0.99 under the GNU GPLv2 license in 1992.

What the Dev Podcast: “Bringing Open Policy Agent through its graduation from the CNCF”

August 26, 2021

Getting an open-source project hosted by a foundation can provide a lot of opportunities for growth, such as through increased marketing and awareness. In this episode we spoke with Torin Sandall, VP of Open Source at Styra, about the process of donating Open Policy Agent (OPA) to the CNCF and its journey up to its recent graduation. 

The New Stack: “Kubernetes-Autoscaling KEDA Moves into CNCF Incubation”

August 24, 2021

KEDA, the Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaler project, has moved on from the sandbox tier at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week, joining the 21 other projects in incubation, such as Argo, Falco, gRPC and Rook.

InfoWorld: “4 reasons to get Kubernetes-certified, and 4 reasons not to”

August 23, 2021

Container orchestration with Kubernetes is one of the most in-demand skills in technology today, but it is also hard, with many IT professionals deciding to pursue certifications to prove their chops. But are these certifications worth the time and money?

The answer to that question will of course depend on the individual and their unique goals, but what is certain is that certifications can be a useful way to open doors to a new career path.

SearchITOperations: KEDA project adds finesse to Kubernetes autoscaling

August 19, 2021

A new take on Kubernetes autoscaling gained momentum this week with promotion from sandbox to incubation within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

To earn this promotion, Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) passed a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) due diligence process within the open source governance body that demonstrated the project has matured and broadened adoption among end users since the initial sandbox stage.

Container Journal: “Introduction to the Kubernetes Cluster API”

August 3, 2021

Kubernetes use has expanded across DevOps to help with orchestrating container environments. In 2021, 68% of IT professionals increased their Kubernetes use. But as Kubernetes use rises, the next step is figuring out how to efficiently manage multiple clusters. This is influencing new investment in multi-cluster tooling.

IT Ops Times: “Linkerd becomes first service mesh to graduate CNCF”

August 3, 2021

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) recently announced the graduation of Linkerd, which was the first project to join the CNCF Sandbox. Linkerd now becomes the first service mesh project to achieve graduated status, which indicates that the project has shown widespread adoption, an open governance process, feature maturity, and a commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity, according to the CNCF.