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ServerWatch: "Containerd and rkt Now Official CNCF Projects"

March 30, 2017

Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), kicked off the Kubecon CloudNative EU event here today with a pair of official announcements. As expected, and reported by ServerWatch a week ago, the Docker containerd and CoreOS rkt container runtime project have been officially contributed to the CNCF. The official vote accepting the projects was conducted on March 28 in Berlin.

InfoQ: "Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) adds Linkerd, gRPC, and CoreDNS to growing portfolio"

March 26, 2017

Since the beginning of 2017 the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), an open source foundation dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native services, has added three new projects to their portfolio for hosting and stewardship, including: linkerd, a transparent proxy ‘service mesh’ that provides service discovery, and communication failure handling and visibility; gRPC, a language agnostic, high performance RPC framework; and CoreDNS, a fast and configurable cloud native DNS server.

CIO: "Docker and Core OS plan to donate their container technologies to CNCF"

March 21, 2017

Last year in December, Docker open sourced docker runtime and released it as ‘containerd’ and started shopping for an independent party to oversee and manage the project. They have found a home, and as expected, it’s none other than the Linux Foundation.

Container Journal: "CNCF to weigh two container projects"

March 18, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) appears to be suffering an embarrassment of container technology riches. Docker Inc., after pledging to give up control of the lower level run-time Docker functions as promised, is proposing the CNCF will now be responsible for continuing the development of containerd as an open-source project. At the same time, CoreOS announced that it, too, is proposing the CNCF take control over the rival rkt container platform.

SDxCentral: "CoreOS donates its rkt container technology to CNCF"

March 17, 2017

At the same time that Docker offered to donate its containerd technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), CoreOS did the same with its competing rkt. Containerd (pronounced “container dee”) and rkt (say “rocket”) are both container runtime facilities, managing container images, a key component of cloud native computing.

ServerWatch: "Docker donating containerD to Cloud Native Computing Foundation"

March 16, 2017

In December 2016, Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker, announced a re-focused containerd (Con-tay-ner-D) initiative, spinning out the core container runtime from the Docker Engine community project. At the time, it wasn’t entirely clear where containerd would land, but now the picture has come into focus, as Docker is sending containerd to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

SD Times: "Docker announces intent to donate containerd to the CNCF"

March 16, 2017

Late last year Docker announced it was releasing its core container runtime as a standalone open-source project with the intent to donate the project to a foundation. Today, the company is making good on that promise with the announcement that it has presented a proposal to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee for it to become a CNCF project.

SiliconANGLE: "Docker open-sources its container core to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation"

March 16, 2017

Fulfilling a promise made last December, Docker Inc. on Wednesday donated containerd, a core piece of the Docker runtime engine, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

SDxCentral: "Docker donates containerd to Cloud Native Computing Foundation"

March 16, 2017

Docker, Inc. plans to donate its containerd open source project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Containerd is the core container runtime functionality – the bare-bones software – needed to create a Docker container. In December Docker spun containerd into a standalone open source project and said it would be donating it to a neutral foundation in 2017. Today, the company presented a proposal to the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee for containerd to become a CNCF project. It hopes to get it accepted within a couple of weeks.