IBM’s relationship with CNCF

The recent announcement of IBM and Red Hat coming together is a huge testament to IBM’s commitment to developers and open source projects. In fact, IBM has been a part of the open source community since the 1990s and was the first company to pioneer open source technologies in the enterprise with its embrace of Linux as its systems strategy back in 2000. Since then, IBM is consistently among the top enterprises that contribute to Linux code and ensuring that all IBM platforms support Linux.B

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

In the beginning: Kubernetes and the CNCF

Fast forward to 2015 when Kubernetes was released. As part of the Linux Foundation’s efforts to provide direction around Kubernetes by providing a good governance model to developers, the creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) followed shortly after. Along with many others, including Red Hat, IBM helped to create the core group of enterprises that would comprise the CNCF’s leadership board. Currently, Todd Moore from IBM serves as the Chair of Governing Board for CNCF. Though Kubernetes was the impetus behind the creation of CNCF, it certainly didn’t stop there.

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Originally published at on January 22, 2019.