Kubernetes version 1.0 is single and ready to mingle and celebrate, and the company has offered it to the newly created Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
The CNCF was formed in association with the Linux Foundation and industry partners, and will now take control of Kubernetes, deciding its direction and building the necessary software.
Kubernetes has become one of the most successful open source projects in its first year, according to Google, garnering 14,000 contributions from over 400 contributors.
"The CNCF will help facilitate collaboration among developers and operators on common technologies for deploying cloud native applications and services," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation.
"By bringing together the open source community’s very best talent and code in a neutral and collaborative forum, the CNCF aims to advance state-of-the-art application development at internet scale."
Other launch partners include AT&T, Box, Cisco, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks. More are expected in the coming weeks.
The news follows an announcement this time last month of the creation of the Open Container Project (OCP), which marked the beginning of a thaw in the icy relations between Core OS and Docker.
The OCP is working on the creation of a common standard for containers, while the remit for the CNCF will be much wider.
The latest version of MariaDB was launched last week and includes Docker Containers and Chef Recipes for the first time.
The Linux Foundation continues to be seen as a safe pair of hands for the industry. In the wake of the Heartbleed malware scare, it was charged with setting up the Core Infrastructure Initiative to keep the SSL security protocol safe from beasties. µ
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