The Linux Foundation brought open source software to Los Angeles with the newly minted Open Source Summit on September 11-14, 2017. Reflecting the increasing importance of container and microservice-oriented architectures, the three-day conference combined the previous LinuxCon with ContainerCon and CloudCon.
As befitting the home of Hollywood, tech celebrity Linus Torvalds and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave keynotes on how open source principles are spreading beyond software into other fields, such as collaborative film production.
Building sustainable developer communities was a hot topic. The new Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS) project aims to analyze open-source software project collaboration through metrics and analytics tools, while the Diversity Summit reminded organizations of the importance of fostering a diversity of ideas, experiences and talent.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation continues its rocketing pace of growth, with Oracle joining as a Platinum Member. The CNCF also welcomed two new projects donated by Lyft and Uber, Envoy (an edge and service proxy) and Jaeger (a distributed tracing solution) respectively. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, even dubbed Kubernetes the “Linux of the cloud”.
We rounded off the Open Source Summit with an evening reception held at the Paramount Pictures Studio in Hollywood.
Author: Cheryl Hung
Cheryl Hung is the Director of Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Cheryl codes, writes and speaks about storage, containers and infrastructure. Cheryl previously worked at StorageOS as product manager and as a Google Maps software engineer, with particular expertise in mapping and geolocation services, C++, Java and Python. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters in Computer Science and has worked in London and New York.