Kubernetes, the container management solution originally open sourced by Google GOOGL +1.04%, is deemed ready for mainstream use as it reaches version 1 today. Alongside this software versioning milestone, Google is joining a host of familiar names in a new Cloud Native Computing Foundation, under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. Google is gifting Kubernetes to the new Foundation, which some will see (rightly) as a useful base upon which to build, and which others will see (also, perhaps, rightly) as a way to ensure that the new Foundation’s work is Googley from the outset. Other partners in this new endeavor include container hotshots like Docker, CoreOS, Joyent and others. Will the new Foundation lead to a meeting of minds, or is it just another forum in which they can sling mud?