It’s no longer debatable that most technologies today are built with open source software and collaborative development. Everyone knows this to be true. What’s become more the topic of discussion in recent years is how to support and manage these massive, shared resources we call open source projects and the developers who work on them.
That is why The Linux Foundation over the last couple of years has spent a lot of time identifying with its members existing or new open source projects that can transform technology or industries through collaboration. Taking a page from the Linux playbook, we’re able to work with companies and developers to together undertake massive, industrial-scale development projects that have the potential to change the world.
Today we’re excited to support another project,Cloud Foundry. The Cloud Foundry Foundation today becomes an independent organizationwith a “Governance by Contribution” structure and a growing number of participants. This combination of moves and milestones puts the Cloud Foundry project in a strong position for the year ahead. With the official launch of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, it will bring millions of dollars in shared resources to action to support the Cloud Foundry developer and user community.
As the popularity and necessity for Cloud Foundry has risen, the project has experienced a big increase in community contributions and pull requests in the thousands from a wide variety of individuals and companies. When a project reaches this level of maturity, organized and independent management becomes crucial. The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a great move that will enable the rapid development and the growing ecosystem around Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). We look forward to the work and collaboration ahead.