Earlier this year, LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen all combined for one massive umbrella event: Open Source Summit. After a successful North America launch, Prague hosted over 4,000 open source experts and enthusiasts at Open Source Summit Europe last month. Community members and technologists gathered together for a marathon four days of collaboration, information sharing and learning.
Here’s what you missed at Open Source Summit Europe:
Containers quickly rose in popularity, but what are they and how can they be optimized for your developers’ needs? Containers are lightweight, self-contained packages of executable software, but unless specifically instructed, they do not interact with each other. The leading system for managing, automating, scaling and deploying containers is the open source project Kubernetes. Originally developed by Google and then donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kubernetes is now the industry’s de-facto container management solution.
Project Harbor is having a momentous year. The open source enterprise-class registry server for storing and distributing container images has risen the ranks to become one of VMware’s most popular and widely used open source projects. Between unveiling new security features to earning 3,000 stars on GitHub, 2017 was one for the books for Project Harbor.
Whether you’re learning about the open source project for the first time or want to catch up on the latest and greatest, here are the top seven things you need to read about Project Harbor from the past year.
VMware is hosting the fourth annual Open vSwitch Fall Conference (OVSCon), the conference
for all things Open vSwitch and beyond. We have a new home this year at the Club Auto Sport venue located in San Jose, Calif. On November 16-17, you can expect 25 25-minute talks and six lightning talks lasting five minutes or less
This year’s OVSCon features two special guests:
Guru Parulkar from the Open Networking Foundation will talk about the future of the software-defined data center (SDN) and open networking.
Google’s Stephen Stuart will discuss how Google uses OpenFlow and the Faucet controller in enterprise SDN.
One of VMware’s most popular open source projects is Project Harbor, an enterprise-class registry server with hundreds of users worldwide. At VMworld, Henry Zhang, chief architect of Project Harbor, delivered a vBrownBag presentation on efficient and secure container image management using Harbor.
Watch the full vBrownBag video below for a demo of Project Harbor, including how to replicate a container image and perform vulnerability scanning. Read on for some of the biggest takeaways from Henry’s presentation.
We sat down with Alan Renouf, VMware Senior Product Line Manager, to discuss his involvement in the evolving open source community at VMware. As part of the VMware vSphere and, more recently, VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams, Alan focuses on:
Application programmable interfaces (APIs)
Software development kits (SDKs)
Command line interfaces (CLIs)
Alan shares his perspective on the past, present and future of open source within VMware and VMware project
1. From your perspective, what is open source, and what are its benefits?
In open source, everyone contributes to make code better, because we all work on the same things trying to solve the same problems, but have different experiences. People come together to commit to projects that others are working on and to make software better as a whole, without money necessarily being the objective.
Working at VMware, this kind of culture is enabled and encouraged as part of our EPIC2 values. These core values align nicely with the execution of open source repositories, making it possible to empower our customers to better work with VMware products. Continue reading →
Open source Project Weathervane may not tell you the direction of the wind, but it is a clear indication of where the wind is blowing when it comes to open source technology. Mandy Botsko-Wilson, a consulting architect at VMware, delivered an insightful vBrownBag Tech Talk at VMworld 2017 entitled “Automating Benchmarks for Cloud Infrastructure with VMware Weathervane & vRealize Automation.”
Build VMware’s presence and influence in relevant projects through meaningful contributions and participation.
Develop and promote VMware standards for best practices in open source development and engagement with external communities.
Mentor internal teams to increase VMware’s open source competency and expertise.
It’s easy to suppose that I, as an open source contributor, share some common, implicit understanding of what it means to be a “good citizen” with the rest of the open source community. Or, as a definition by negation, that I can think in shared terms of not doing some set of obviously bad behaviors. The reality is that these concepts can vary across cultures and contexts, and the meaning of the “good citizen” phrase has been debated for years and years.
What are some of the specific behaviors I strive for when I talk of good citizenship in open source?