The Linux Foundation presented several associations collaborative efforts to consolidate the development of several open source projects that feed much of the Web.
Among them is the creation of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (FDC). CDF aims to serve as a platform for providers, developers and users to participate and share information and best practices frequently to drive the development of open source projects.
What is CDF?
As the name implies, Continuous Delivery Foundation builds on a seamless delivery and integration model which enables all stakeholders to collect feedback, implement changes, and deliver them much faster.
CDF currently has 19 members, including major brands such as Google, Netflix, Red Hat, Alibaba, Autodesk, SAP, Huawei, and GitLab.
The open source system Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker (created by Netflix and jointly run by Netflix and Google) and Tekton are some of the first projects hosted by CDF, the Linux Foundation said.
The foundation said it hopes more projects will be added to the CDF once you have formed a technical oversight committee. The CDF will maintain an open model.
Currently, the landscape of continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI / CD) tools is highly fragmented.
As organizations migrate to the cloud and modernize their infrastructure, tool decisions become more complicated and challenging.
The DevOps professionals are constantly looking for advice on best practices in the provision of software and the security of your software supply chains, but collecting this information can be difficult. Then come the CDF. Dan Lorenc and Kim Lewandowski, Google Cloud DevOps, explained.
Modern application development brings new challenges in security and compliance.
This base will work to define the practices and guidelines that, associated with the tools, will help application developers around the world toprovide better, safer and faster software.
At the 2018 Spinnaker Summit, the adoption of a formal project management plan with Google was announced.
During the past year, Netflix has improved the overall management of Spinnaker by improving community engagement and transparency.
Spinnaker offered at CDF
Netflix has announced the launch of Spinnaker on CDF. Powered by Netflix, Spinnaker is a multi-cloud, open source streaming platform for publishing software changes with great speed and confidence.
Netflix's Andy Glover highlighted that Spinnaker's evolution has been constant:
In addition, we also understood that we had to share responsibility for the management of this project and generate a level of long-term strategic influence on the project to maintain a healthy and engaged community. This means allowing more parties outside of Netflix and Google to have a say in the direction and implementation of Spinnaker.
Netflix recognizes that collective effort has been one of the keys to Spinnaker's success. Furthermore, he hopes that donating this project to CDF will encourage participation and says that end users will not feel any change:
The success of this project is due in large part to the community of companies and people who use and contribute to it.
Spinnaker's donation to CDF will strengthen this community. This movement will encourage contributions and investments from companies. Opening the doors to new businesses increases the innovations that we will see at Spinnaker, which benefits everyone.
Donating Spinnaker to the CDF does not change Netflix's commitment to Spinnaker, and what's more, current users are not affected by this change.
Over time, New stakeholders will emerge and play a broader and more formal role in shaping the future of Spinnaker.
The prospects for an even healthier and more engaged community focused on Spinnaker and the many benefits of Continuous Delivery are tremendously exciting and we look forward to it continuing to improve.