By James Zabala, Open Source Lead, Cloud Native Apps

Today we are thrilled to announce that Harbor has become an official CNCF project, joining the ranks of other cloud-native projects like Rook, SPIFFE, Spire, Open Policy Agent, CloudEvents, and Telepresence. Harbor will enter CNCF as a sandbox project as we continue to add features and functionality desired by the community.

Harbor would simply not be where it is today if it wasn’t for the community’s engagement through issues, pull requests, discussions, code, documentation, and many other contributions. Since being open sourced in 2016, the number of users and contributors has rapidly increased, and a codebase that started in 2014 as a humble side-project has grown beyond initial expectations. Perhaps most humbling is the vast array of individuals and organizations that have joined the user community and put their trust in Harbor.

Despite the successes, the journey really begins now. With the CNCF’s support, we aim to foster increased involvement in Harbor. The team fundamentally believes that Harbor finding a home in a vendor-neutral open source community like CNCF will enable and prompt contributors from all walks to jump in, contribute, and help make the Harbor project better than ever.

I’d encourage you to join us: let’s hack on some code. Let’s squash bugs. Let’s debate the technical merits of new and exciting features. Let’s make Harbor the best cloud native registry available!

A special thanks to the community members that have gotten us to where we are and supported us along the way–too many to list here. We’d also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Ken Owens and Quinton Hoole who both sponsored our proposal in the TOC and shepherded us through the donation process.