The Linux Foundation introduced on the Open Source Leadership Summit that it’s launching a brand new basis for the CI/CD area. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) might be a vendor-neutral dwelling for open-source CI/CD tasks and can foster collaboration between builders, finish customers, and distributors.
“We are excited to welcome the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) into the Linux Foundation. We’re creating a neutral environment to enhance the tools and best practices needed to speed and ease software development and delivery,” stated Jim Zemlin, govt director on the Linux Foundation. “Every industry and company relies on software to compete, which is why open source and CI/CD are preferred and pervasive across collaborative, real-time software development teams.”
The undertaking is launching with 4 preliminary tasks: Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker. The CDF will quickly be forming a Technical Oversight Committee, which is able to allow extra tasks to affix.
According to the Linux Foundation, the CDF can have an open governance mannequin that may encourage participation and contribution whereas additionally offering a framework for long-term stewardship and sustainability.
The basis is launching with over 20 founding members, together with Alauda, Alibaba, Anchore, Armory.io, Atos, Autodesk, Capital One, CircleCI, CloudBees, DeployHub, GitLab, Google, HSBC, Huawei, IBM, JFrog, Netflix, Puppet, Rancher, Red Hat, SAP, Snyk, and SumoLogic.
“The goal here is to unify a discussion point — a place to have discussions about what we’re doing with the continuous delivery pipeline, what kind of topics should we be having around changes that are coming in around the Kubernetes area, and in general, a central place to have a community that can have conversations around continuous delivery,” stated Tracy Ragan, CEO and co-founder of DeployHub, a founding member of the CDF. “And we’re very excited to be a founding member of it. We’re honored that they invited us along for this ride.”