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