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CloudBees has launched the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), which will operate under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation.
Just like what the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) does for containers, microservices and orchestration, CDF is all about continuous delivery in the open-source world.
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The group will house a number of open-source projects related to continuous delivery, with founding member CloudBees lobbing in the venerable Jenkins and cloudier Jenkins X CI/CD platforms. Spinnaker, the deployment platform kicked off by Netflix, is also present, as well as the Tekton Kubernetes pipelines project.
Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, was quick to assure customers that the move would in no way detract from the company's ongoing support for the Jenkins platform, but instead was vital to spreading the CI/CD word. "It benefits us all to do this," he said. Well, he would – CloudBees has driven the initiative, although the CDF itself will be staffed and operated by the Linux Foundation.
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Discerning readers might look at the four founding projects in the CDF and see a bit of overlap in what the tools do. Jenkins X and Spinnaker, for example, both play in the deployment space.
In a conversation with The Register, CloudBees distinguished engineer James Strachan agreed, saying: "You could look at Jenkins X and Spinnaker and say they're kind of overlapping a bit," before insisting that there is "more synergy than overlap".
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The goal behind the foundation, much like its sibling the CNCF, is to keep things aligned and ensure the projects play well together in the CI/CD world.
That integration is already happening. Two of the projects in the foundation are cosying up, as the Tekton pipeline technology finds its way into the serverless world of Jenkins X. Strachan observed: "Increasingly, Tekton is...
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