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Join Us at Spinnaker Live TODAY!

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Find out why 2020 is the year of Spinnaker at https://Spinnaker.Live on June 18th at 9:00am PDT. Learn how enterprises accelerate with open source Spinnaker at this Linux Foundation virtual conference co-hosted by the CD Foundation and Armory.

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“The CD Foundation seeks to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed,” said Rosalind Benoit, Director of Community at Armory, and Chair of the CD Foundation Outreach Committee. “Spinnaker.Live speaks to everyone invested in software delivery collaboration and automation. Open source is powered by connections, and this event is to meet, connect, and hear great stories. Please bring your energy and ideas to this incredible global community!”

Spinnaker is a free and open source continuous delivery software platform developed by Netflix and Google to create tailor-made, collaborative continuous delivery pipelines. With unique multi-cloud building blocks, it integrates all the tools, approvals, and infrastructure needed to automate an enterprise software delivery lifecycle.

Spinnaker is housed under the CD Foundation umbrella at the Linux Foundation. It is a Founding Project of the CD Foundation. 

Continued Growth in 2020

Spinnaker is continuing to grow in 2020, boasting more contributors and more Pull Requests than ever before.

Key statistics for 2020

  • Q1 2020 was the first quarter since Spinnaker was open sourced that the project had at least 2 new contributors each week
  • Of the 1,183 contributors to Spinnaker in the last year, 464, or 40%, contributed in Q1 2020
  • Merged Pull Requests have skyrocketed in 2020. These are the code and documentation contributions that the project accepts and incorporates.
    • Average since open sourced: 399/month
    • Average in the last 12 months: 605/month
      • Previous high was 656 (March 2019, 1.6x the average since being open sourced)
    • February 674 (1.7x avg)
    • March 891 (2.2x avg)
    • April 962 (2.5x avg)
    • May 755 (1.9x avg)

Notable Amazon Support

Spinnaker has been implemented widely with well known companies like Adobe, AirBnb, Autodesk, Comcast, Salesforce, SAP, and many more using Spinnaker to handle the software delivery life cycle. Of note, Amazon Web Service (AWS) has dramatically increased contributions to Spinnaker in 2020. 

Up-to-date statistics are available on Devstats. They show a strong spike coming into 2020 in AWS contributions, with pull requests in recent months more than tripling 2019’s monthly highs. Amazon has stated publicly that they are backing Spinnaker due to strong enterprise customer demand. 

AWS will be prominently represented at Spinnaker.Live with a keynote, breakout session, panel, and use case talks from AWS experts and companies who deploy software to AWS. Don’t miss it!

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Tracy Ragan, DeployHub CEO, Re-elected to CD Foundation Board

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Tracy Ragan re-elected to serve a 2nd year on the Continuous Delivery Foundation Governing Board

Santa Fe, NM – April 17, 2020– DeployHub, creators of the first microservice management platform, today announced that the Continuous Delivery Foundation Board (CDF) has re-elected Tracy Ragan as the General Membership Board Representative.

“It has been an honor to serve as the General Member Representative for the CDF over the last year,” said Tracy Ragan. “This is an area that I have devoted my entire career to.  To have the opportunity to work with other member companies who really get this space has been an amazing community experience. I promise to continue working as hard this year as I did last.”

About DeployHub

Moving to microservices breaks the way we assemble and configure software. DeployHub puts it back together by providing a central ‘hub’ for cataloging, versioning, sharing and releasing microservices across the organization. DeployHub empowers your high performing software engineers to easily move from monolithic to microservices.  For more information on DeployHub, go to www.DeployHub.com

About the CD Foundation

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD). It fosters vendor-neutral collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further CI/CD best practices and industry specifications. Its mission is to grow and sustain projects that are part of the broad and growing continuous delivery ecosystem.

DeployHub is a registered trademark of DeployHub, Inc. All other trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.

The URL for this release is located at: : https://www.deployhub.com/tracy-ragan-re-elected-to-the-cdf-governing-board/

New Chair of CD Foundation Outreach Committee Elected

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We are excited to announce that Rosalind Benoit has been elected the CD Foundation Outreach Committee Chairperson.

Rosalind is Director of Community at Armory, where she works to enable and energize the Spinnaker ecosystem. Rosalind holds an MSIS in Database & Internet Technologies from Northwestern University. Her passion for enacting change via software comes from a varied background in system administration, development, project management, and education, along with a lifelong love of Linux. She makes and facilitates Spinnaker contributions that improve the developer experience and share the secrets of the optimized Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 

The Outreach Committee is responsible for the overall marketing and outreach for CDF projects, ultimately managing and guiding CDF marketing for the Governing Board. Rosalind’s election to the chairperson role is a recognition of her substantial contributions to the marketing of Spinnaker and CDF community efforts.

Rosalind Benoit said,

“I’m thrilled to be elected as Outreach Committee Chair. We have an amazing opportunity to make CDF projects stand out in the industry. I look forward to working with the rest of the CDF community this year! I’d like to thank Alyssa Tong for her hard work as the CDF Outreach Chair and look forward to this coming year!”

As the Outreach chairperson, Rosalind will continue to be a strong voice representing the perspectives of the broader CDF community, especially to the governing board. The CDF is excited to see her continue to help make CDF the definitive destination for the continuous delivery ecosystem.

For more information on CDF’s leadership, please see here, or reach out to us.

New Chair of CD Foundation Governing Board Elected

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Tracy Miranda, Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, has been elected as chair of the CD Foundation Governing Board. CloudBees is a Premier Member of the CD Foundation, and Tracy has been deeply involved in CD Foundation activities over the past year, serving on the Governing Board, helping craft the 9 Strategic Goals of the foundation, and participating in CD Foundation events around the globe. 

“I’m excited and honoured to be elected chair of the CD Foundation governing board. I join all CDF members in expressing sincere thanks to Kim Lewandowski for great progress in our first 12 months. Recent global events highlight how continuous software delivery is critical to every industry. The CDF will increasingly drive many key initiatives in this space, and I am excited to work with CDF members and the broader CI/CD community to pursue the CDF’s 9 Strategic Goals and move the CDF forward.”

The CD Foundation Governing Board raises, budgets and spends funds in support of CI/CD open source and standards projects. According to the CD Foundation, the Chair is responsible for the overall management of the foundation’s budget, and “will preside over meetings of the Governing Board, manage any day-to-day operational decisions, and will submit minutes for Governing Board approval.” The full charter is available here.

Tracy succeeds Kim Lewandowski, Product Manager at Google, who served as the CD Foundation’s first Governing Board chair.

Tracy Miranda Bio

Tracy is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins and Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, besides her work with the CD Foundation, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity.

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New Chair of CD Foundation Technical Oversight Committee Elected

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We are excited to announce that Dan Lorenc has been elected the CDF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) Chairperson.

The TOC is responsible for the overall technical management of CDF projects, ultimately managing and guiding project technical infrastructure. Dan’s election to the TOC chairperson role is a recognition of his substantial contributions to the OSS community. These contributions include ongoing TOC leadership, numerous insightful posts on the CDF blog,  active participation in CDF SIGs and general leadership in the community.

Dan Lorenc said, “I’m humbled and excited to be elected as TOC Chair. We have an amazing opportunity to make it easier for the industry to adopt secure, safe and productive Continuous Delivery tools and practices. I look forward to working with the rest of the CDF community this year! I’d like to thank Kohsuke again for his hard work on Jenkins and in the CDF. I wish him the best of luck in his new adventure!”

As the TOC chairperson, Dan will continue to be a strong voice representing the perspectives of the broader CDF technical community, especially to the governing board. The CDF is excited to see him continue to help make CDF the definitive destination for the continuous delivery ecosystem.

For more information on CDF’s TOC leadership, please see here, or reach out to us.

Dan Lorenc Bio

Dan Lorenc is a Staff Software Engineer at Google, where he’s been working in the PAAS-space for 6 years. He currently manages a team focused on building open source tools to improve the container/Kubernetes developer experience. Previously he founded projects such as Minikube, Skaffold and Kaniko.

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Tekton Beta Available Now! Looking for Tekton Task Catalog contributors, beta testers, and more!

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Tekton Pipelines, the core component of the Tekton project, is moving to beta status with the release of v0.11.0 this week. Tekton is an open source project creating a cloud-native framework you can use to configure and run continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines within a Kubernetes cluster.

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Tekton development began as Knative Build before becoming a founding project of the CD Foundation under the Linux Foundation last year.

The Tekton project follows the Kubernetes deprecation policies. With Tekton Pipelines upgrading to beta, most Tekton Pipelines CRDs (Custom Resource Definition) are now at beta level. This means overall beta level stability can be relied on. Please note, Tekton Triggers, Tekton Dashboard, Tekton Pipelines CLI and other components are still alpha and may continue to evolve from release to release. 

Tekton encourages all Tekton projects and users to migrate their integrations to the new apiVersion. Users of Tekton can see the migration guide on how to migrate from v1alpha1 to v1beta1.

Full list of Features, Deprecation Notices, Docs, Thanks and lots more

Who’s using Tekton?

Tekton is in its second year of development and is currently being used by both free and commercial offerings by multiple companies.

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Now is a great time to contribute. There are many areas where you can jump in. For example, the Tekton Task Catalog allows you to share and reuse the components that make up your Pipeline. You can set a Cluster scope, and make tasks available to all users in a namespace, or you can set a Namespace scope, and make it usable only within a specific namespace. 

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Fujitsu Joins Continuous Delivery Foundation As Premier Member

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Japanese Global 500 IT services provider committed to providing leadership, helping to further accelerate development of open source CI/CD tools and methodologies

San Francisco, December 4, 2019 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, today announced that Fujitsu has joined the CDF as a premier member.

Fujitsu joins CDF premier members such as Cloudbees, IBM, Google, CapitalOne, CircleCI, jFrog, Huawei, Netflix, and Salesforce in working together to make continuous delivery tools and processes as accessible and reliable as possible and to grow the overall ecosystem.

“We are pleased to join the CD Foundation. We have been involved in the development and deployment of CI/CD technologies for many years, and believe strengthening an overall structure for CI/CD governance and management directly benefits the overall industry, software developers, and Fujitsu customers worldwide,” said Katsuhisa Ohta, Director of SOFTWARE BUSINESS UNIT, Fujitsu. “The CD Foundation is the right type of organization to help steer the course of development in the continuous delivery space. We look forward to participating actively.”

Open source technologies such as Jenkins, JenkinsX, Spinnaker and Tekton, which are hosted by the CDF, help development teams from companies of all sizes and industries improve their speed and productivity when creating cloud-native, legacy infrastructure, mobile, IoT, and bare metal applications.

 “We’re thrilled to be working with Fujitsu as we aim to help enterprises worldwide accelerate the adoption of continuous delivery technologies and best practices as quickly and easily as possible,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. “With containers, microservices and Kubernetes on the rise, Fujitsu and other CDF members have a key role to play in growing and sustaining the CI/CD ecosystem.”

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Fujitsu is also an established leader in implementing continuous delivery practices and tools to empower development teams to achieve faster, more frequent release cycles. Fujitsu will help build industry specifications and guidance around pipelines, workflows and other CI/CD areas, as well as provide foundational support for CI/CD tools.

CDF members have hosted multiple Continuous Delivery events this year, including events co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China and the Continuous Delivery Summit, co-located during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019.

Additional CDF Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker, as well as fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

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Continuous Delivery Foundation Hosts CD Summit With New Members, Strategic Goals for 2020

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CD Foundation membership grows to 33 companies worldwide including Premier Members CapitalOne, CircleCI, Cloudbees, Google, Huawei, IBM, jFrog, Netflix and Salesforce

SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2019 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, today announced a host of information highlighting impressive growth in membership, planning, governance, security, and community-building. The CDF was established in March 2019. The current projects hosted are Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton.

“The CD Summit is a great chance to pull together in one place such a diverse range of members and community contributors. It’s fantastic to see the progress we’ve made in such a short span of time. Even as we were forming the foundation earlier this year, we are thrilled to see such a quick upsurge in activities that spans technical, organizational, and corporate engagement,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. “DevOps technology development is better done in a vendor-neutral environment. I believe this is the key to the strong momentum of the CD Foundation. We look forward to further extending support to open source CD and DevOps projects and communities.”

New Members

Membership to the CD Foundation is growing quickly, spanning a broad range of industries, international markets, and sizes of organizations. Recent new members include Integration Platform-as-a-Service provider Boomi, DevOps platform Cycloid, the Association of DevOps Professionals, the DevOps Institute, Global commerce leader eBay, leading global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, and Open Source components management company Whitesource. 

The new General Members bring the membership total to 33 and join Premier Members CapitalOne, CircleCI, Cloudbees, Google, Huawei, IBM, jFrog, Netflix and Salesforce in working together to make continuous delivery tools and processes as accessible and reliable as possible and grow the overall ecosystem. 

9 Strategic Goals

As a vendor-neutral organization focused on improving software delivery, the CD Foundation governing board has stated specific goals for 2020 and beyond. The governing board has gone through a “very collaborative process,” included speaking to an array of experts in the CI/CD space including Jez Humble, co-author of the Continuous Delivery Book, and Jayne Groll, Head of the DevOps Institute. More information here: https://cd.foundation/blog/2019/10/17/cdfs-governing-board-unveils-9-strategic-goals/

CD Foundation Landscape 

Use and adoption of CI/CD and DevOps technologies is widespread and growing with the availability of powerful open source libraries, frameworks and platforms, not to mention a wide array of proprietary solutions. While there are many applications and tools available, the integration between them can be complicated, can pose additional challenges especially in relation to long term sustainability, and may present a barrier to adoption as part of a commercial product/service. 

The CD Foundation Landscape is a top-down approach to looking at tools and applications in the ecosystem. It is an interactive tool that shows both the wide range of projects in each technology category as well as how fragmented the space can be. This allows for an analysis of where there are many solutions and where there are less. It also may suggest the need for connections or integrations. The code is public, so the community is encouraged to make contributions. More information here: https://landscape.cd.foundation

New Security SIG Working Group

The CD Foundation’s first Special Interest Group (SIG) was announced in October. The charter for the Security SIG provides for a neutral home for discussion around designs, specifications, code and processes to enable security across the software supply chain. Topics include Secure Software Supply Chain, Observability, Policy, Inventory, Runtime Security, Vulnerability Communication, and Vulnerability Recovery. Membership is free and open to the public; meetings are held every two weeks; and the Security SIG runs a public mailing list which can be joined here: https://lists.cd.foundation/g/sig-security

Meetup Organizational and Structure Updates

The CD Foundation enthusiastically supports face-to-face meetings in the form of conferences and meetups. Jenkins Area Meetups (JAMs), which currently comprise 106 groups in 39 countries with a total of over 34,000 members, are being contributed to the CD Foundation from CloudBees, a Premier Member of the foundation. JAM meetups will be part of new wider ecosystem, including general CI/CD meetups as well as opportunities to run Tekton, Spinnaker and Jenkins X meetups. This will provide more opportunities for local organizers to join and participate. For more information, please see: https://cd.foundation/blog/2019/11/15/broader-scope-for-meetups-more-opportunities-for-you-to-get-involved/

CDF members have hosted multiple Continuous Delivery events this year, including events co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China and the Continuous Delivery Summit (November 18-21, San Diego), co-located during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019. 

Additional CDF Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker, as well as fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

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Join Us at Spinnaker Summit, KubeCon 2019

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Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.

This year’s conference will bring together the Spinnaker users together with Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s KubeCon to unite our open source community members. Join us and discover how Spinnaker and Kubernetes integrate seamlessly to make software deployment pipelines more flexible and also help with visibility, configuration, and easier rollbacks. With Kubernetes and Spinnaker, you can create a robust continuous delivery flow that helps to ensure your software is shipped as quickly as it is developed and validated.

Our Spinnaker Summit 2019 agenda includes more than 30 breakout sessions featuring 50 speakers presenting real world examples of Spinnaker enterprise deployments along with continuous delivery innovations. Participate in interactive hands-on Spinnaker training workshops, leverage free childcare services, network with members at our community event, and hear from our Spinnaker experts.

Use code SLACK20 at www.spinnakersummit.com to save 20% at registration.

Join Us at the Continuous Delivery Summit, KubeCon San Diego

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The CD Foundation is hosting a one-day ‘Continuous Delivery Summit’ on November 18 just before KubeCon San Diego (Nov 18-21). This time round, Christie Wilson and myself, Tracy Miranda, will be co-chairs and look forward to welcoming you to the summit!

We had our very first CD Summit at KubeCon Barcelona where we had fun and learnt a lot. We were very grateful for feedback on that event and that people wanted to hear more about:

  • Best practices showcases
  • More on integration efforts
  • Customer implementation examples/case studies

Program Committee

Since then the CD Foundation has gotten bigger (we are only just 6 months old!) and it is great to see our community growing. For the CD Summit call-for-papers we had 57 amazing submissions for just 15 slots!

We would like to thank the following community members who volunteered and reviewed talk submissions:

  • Tessa Kriesel (Circle CI)
  • Sarah Conway (Snyk)
  • Tracy Ragan (DeployHub)
  • Michael Neale (CloudBees)
  • Jayne Groll (DevOps Institute)
  • Fatih Degirmenci (Ericsson)
  • Andy Glover (Netflix)
  • Tim Fong (Linux Foundation)
  • Raj Panchapakesan (JFrog)

We had some excellent talk submissions and were pleased to see so much choice, especially covering the topics we highlighted in the call-for-papers that are the focus areas of the CD Foundation. It was tough to select just ~25% of the submissions, and in some cases we had to get creative to squeeze a speaker/talk onto the program.

 Project Talks

We are featuring talks on the CDF’s 4 member projects, Jenkins, Spinnaker, Jenkins X & Tekton, including:

Jenkins and Spinnaker are highlighted in Using Jenkins and Spinnaker to Supercharge Your Deployment Pipelines by Isaac Mosquera, Armory, as well as in lightning talks.

See what’s next in Jenkins X in Latest and Greatest from Jenkins X by James Rawlings & James Strachan of CloudBees.

Tekton is showcased in our Real World Case Studies and Lightning Talks.

Real World Case Studies

We love a real world story of people figuring out CI/CD, warts and all! We have some great talks including these two from insurance company North West Mutual, and building materials company Heidelberg Cement (yes a cement company – should be a solid talk!)

Must-have topics

We were very happy to have these speakers focus on some key topic areas, namely making sense of the CI/CD Landscape, Security, Interoperability & Integration and the Human side of DevOps.

Panel

We had some really intriguing talk submissions that we just couldn’t fit into the program but we really wanted to hear from them somehow or the other at the summit. With that in mind we have invited these lovely folks onto a CI/CD panel on Teams & Tools:

  • Dawn Parzych, LaunchDarkly
  • Angel Rivera, CircleCI
  • Vincent Demeester, Red Hat
  • Eric Sorenson, Puppet

Lightning Talks

To round out the day we have a good mix of lightning talks, including in the emerging area of MLOps. Dan Lorenc has enthusiastically volunteered to MC these and keep everyone on track – speakers you have been warned!

The event runs on November 18 from 9am to 5pm. We have space for 200 registrants and at the time of writing 60 spaces were already gone, so please do register soon. Additionally we will have an evening social event (after the Kubecon lightning talks) – details to follow.

We’re very excited and to finish off, here’s what my co-chair Christie has to say about joining us at the event:

“It’s always exciting to bring together so many people who are focused on an often neglected activity at the heart of all of our software cycles: CI/CD. There’s so much potential in this space and so much room for everyone to get involved and make it better – hope to see you there!”

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