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Open source at VMworld—it’s everywhere! From Tuesday’s VMworld keynote announcement of VMware’s Platinum Membership in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to the afternoon theater presentation on Project Weathervane, VMware’s commitment to open source is more evident than ever. Dirk Hohndel, VP and Chief Open Source Officer, said it best in his breakout session:

“(Open Source is) at the core of everything we do.”

Open source at VMworld was everywhere, from the newly announced VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) to Project Weathervane and the annual Hackathon.

That couldn’t be any more true with the newly announced VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS). VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is based on the open source project Kubo. Kubo—Kubernetes on BOSH—is another great example of the power of open source innovation across company boundaries. Google, the inventor of Kubernetes, and Pivotal, the BOSH project lead, joined the two projects to form Kubo. As Hohndel asserted in his breakout session on Monday:

“…there isn’t a single VMware product that doesn’t have open source code.”

PKS is no different.

Open source extends much further than the keystone, familiar projects. The incredible variety and number of component projects demonstrate just how vibrant and essential the open source community is within our industry.

VMworld attendees could find open source in nearly every venue: booth demos, Hands-On Labs, breakout sessions, expert discussions and more. The VMTN Community theater featured talks on several VMware-originated open source projects, including Harbor (enterprise container registry) and Weathervane, an open source benchmarking tool.

The annual VMworld Hackathon gave attendees the opportunity to play with Clarity, Harbor and the VMware vSphere Automation SDKs—all VMware-originated open source projects.

The annual VMworld Hackathon gave attendees the opportunity to play with Clarity, Harbor and the VMware vSphere Automation SDKs—all VMware-originated open source projects.

Want to learn more about open source at VMworld? Visit our github page to browse the many VMware open source projects and join in. It’s the community that makes a project hum.