Red Hat’s OpenShift Commons, is a new open source community initiative to promote knowledge and understanding of OpenShift, Red Hat’s open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, and the open source technologies that OpenShift is built upon.
The OpenShift Commons community launches with a significant number of user, contributors, operators, customers, partners, and service providers from more than 30 technology businesses including Amadeus, AppDirect, Cisco, Dell, Docker, Getup Cloud and Shippable.
According to Red Hat OpenShift Commons isn’t just there to share code it’s also there to “explore best practices, use cases, and patterns that work in today’s continuous delivery and agile software environments.” Additionallyit will also put developers in touch with experts from other open source projects, including Docker, Kubernetes and Project Atomic.
OpenShift Commons has several ways for participants to collaborate, including:
- Special Interest Groups on various areas of PaaS innovation, such as containers, OpenShift 3, and PaaS operations.
- Commons Briefings led by participant organizations and OpenShift team members on a wide range of topics, including DevOps best practices, containerization, PaaS operations, container networking and storage, OpenShift on OpenStack, and big data.
- Commons mailing lists on several topics, encouraging participants to join the conversation.
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat explained that the community was inspired by requests from customers and partners who wanted “a truly open community where all of these groups can intersect and help drive the future of PaaS innovation, and Red Hat is proud to facilitate development of a community to foster this broad industry collaboration.”