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Kata Containers, the open-source effort to marry the speed of application containers with security features of virtual machines, has become the first ever top-level project to be accepted by the OpenStack Foundation (OSF) – besides its cloud platform, of course.
Since its inception in 2012, the OSF cared about one thing, and one thing only: modular software for cloud computing. But in 2018, it broke with tradition and launched two projects that were completely independent from OpenStack – Kata Containers for virtualization, and Zuul for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of code at scale.
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This week, the OSF board of directors voted to approve Kata Containers as a "confirmed project", which means it is seen as mature, meets the lengthy OSF guidelines and has proven it can attract a sustainable, engaged ecosystem of developers and users.
"The confirmation process is less of a start of a new era for the project, and more of a recognition that through its pilot phase, the project has set itself up to be successful over the long term and deliver value," Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OSF, told The Reg. "It's part of a process we built over the last year."
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"What it means for us at the foundation is they are now a permanent part of the family," he added. "From the foundation's perspective, it's an additional level of commitment to the project, and to the resources and support that...
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