The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a new, neutral organization that will grow and sustain an open continuous delivery ecosystem. It will provide unified governance and vendor-neutral stewardship, as well as oversight of funding and operations. The first projects of the CD Foundation are Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton.
Why did the CD community form the foundation. Why is it needed?
a. There is a strong need across the industry to collaborate on defining industry specifications around pipelines, workflows and other CI/CD areas, as well as provide foundational support for CI/CD tools. For example, the Jenkins community is seeking a "full service" foundation to host Jenkins (one of the most popular CI/CD projects) and build a platform for increased collaboration. There is also a desire for an industry-wide neutral DevOps/CD conference.
Which projects will be included in the CDF?
a. The CDF is launching with four projects: Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton, and there are more interested projects in the pipeline. We invite people to follow the CDF Technical Operating Committee where project decisions will be made in the future: https://github.com/cdfoundation/toc .
Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,500 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use. In 2019, Jenkins surpassed 200,000 known installations making it the most widely deployed automation server.
How does this affect existing Jenkins users? a. Donating Jenkins and Jenkins X to the CDF will foster greater collaboration among developers, end users, and vendors in the industry.