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ContainerJournal: "CNCF charts course for Helm package manager"

June 10, 2020

Now that the open source Helm package manager is starting to achieve critical mass, the number and types of applications that will be deployed on Kubernetes clusters are set to significantly expand.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has published a report showing there have now been more than 13,000 contributors from nearly 1,700 companies participating in the project. In total, there have been more than 9,400 code commits, 14,500 pull requests and more than 2 million downloads a month.

Built In: "How to contribute to open source: The ultimate guide"

June 9, 2020

Leaders from Red Hat, CNCF and Drupal weigh in on how to get started – and start building relationships.

TechCrunch: "Priyanka Sharma takes over the leadership of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation"

June 2, 2020

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the Linux Foundation-based home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, OpenTracing and Envoy, today announced that Dan Kohn, the long-time executive director of the organization, is stepping down, with Priyanka Sharma, the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab, stepping into the general manager role. Kohn will continue to be part of the Linux Foundation, where he will launch a new initiative “to help public health authorities use open source software to fight COVID-19 and other epidemics.”

Business Insider: "A former director of $2.75 billion GitLab is now heading up the influential foundation that's home to Kubernetes, the widely-used cloud computing project started at Google"

June 1, 2020

Priyanka Sharma remembers feeling nervous about going to her first meetups for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a new member. But overcoming those nerves was worth it: Not only did the people there turn out to be “very welcoming,” but now, about four years later, she’s been named the organization’s top leader.

ContainerJournal: "CNCF gets a new boss"

June 1, 2020

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today named Priyanka Sharma to be its general manager, replacing executive director Dan Kohn who will soon head up an effort by The Linux Foundation to help public health agencies to use open source software to battle epidemics. The CNCF operates as an arm of The Linux Foundation.

The New Stack: "Priyanka Sharma Assumes Leadership of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation"

June 1, 2020

Cloud native expert Priyanka Sharma will now lead the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, taking over the role, as general manager, filled by former executive director Dan Kohn.

SiliconANGLE: "New CNCF head Priyanka Sharma aims to keep building cloud-native wave"

June 1, 2020

“Collectively we are smarter” is the premise behind open-source projects. In the five years since its start as a Linux Foundation project to incubate container technology, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has nurtured and promoted the smarts of tens of thousands of contributors from across the globe.

SiliconANGLE: "Shelves are well-stocked with cloud-native tools, but simplicity remains a moving target"

May 29, 2020

Cloud-native technologies have become ubiquitous. The latest survey from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation shows that more than half of graduated projects have achieved more than 50% use in production, with Kubernetes leading the way at 84% in 2020.

The New Stack: "Harbor adopts OCI compliance, makes bid to graduate CNCF"

May 19, 2020

This month’s release of Harbor 2.0 adds support for all Open Container Initiative (OCI) artifacts, making it the first OCI-compliant open source registry “capable of storing a multitude of cloud native artifacts including container images, Helm charts, OPAs, Singularity, and more,” according to the project blog post.

ContainerJournal: "Latest update to Harbor registry adds OCI support"

May 14, 2020

An update to the Harbor container registry that adds support for the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification for Kubernetes clusters is now generally available.