Monthly Newsletter – June 2017

The 30 Highest Velocity Open Source Projects

Open Source projects exhibit natural increasing returns to scale. That’s because most developers are interested in using and participating in the largest projects, and the projects with the most developers are more likely to quickly fix bugs, add features and work reliably across the largest number of platforms. So, tracking the projects with the highest developer velocity can help illuminate promising areas in which to get involved, and what are likely to be the successful platforms over the next several years.

Where do you think Kubernetes ranks? See and join the discussion below.

Alibaba Cloud Joins

The cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member to help advance cloud native adoption in global markets. Since CNCF was founded, Alibaba Cloud has been contributing code to projects under its umbrella, like Kubernetes and containerd. Now, as a Foundation member, Alibaba Cloud plans to integrate relevant CNCF projects into its own products – equipping its developers and customers worldwide with agile architecture and dynamic applications.

Event Recap: Open Source Software Fuels Explosive Startup Growth and Goes Mainstream

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Battery Ventures hosted an interactive discussion on the explosive growth of open source software in San Francisco.

A full room turned out for the excellent lineup of speakers including: Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation; Dan Kohn, CNCF; Dharmesh Thakker General Partner at BV; and Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical Founder. The evening’s main event was a diverse set of panelists – from senior technical and strategy experts – involved in popular projects like Kubernetes and OpenTracing, as well as early and venture-backed start-ups. Panelists included: Priyanka Sharma, OpenTracing; Janet Kuo, Kubernetes; Andy Randall, Tigera; Evan Kaplan, InfluxDB; and Yoav Landman, Jfrog.

The event slidedeck and more highlights can be found below.

Outside Developer Perspective: Gianluca Arbezzano

Gianluca Arbezzano is a full stack developer at InfluxDB, a Docker captain and contributor and maintainer of different OSS projects. Passionate about modern monitoring and furthering cloud native technologies, Gianluca recently wrote about his first experience with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Calling Cloud Native End Users

Does your company use cloud native technologies internally (like Ticketmaster and Box) but not offer cloud native services to your customers (like IBM and Google do)? Then we want you to join the CNCF End User Board! You’ll get to meet monthly with other end users to share (positive and negative) experiences, hear from current and prospective CNCF projects, and appoint one member to the crucial Technical Oversight Committee. The investment is just $4,500 per year and includes 5 tickets to CloudNativeCon/KubeCon, or only $1,700 and 2 tickets for startups.