VMware Open Source Community Projects

VMware invests in, contributes to, and builds on open source -- so that you can deploy more innovative, interoperable, scalable, and secure solutions with confidence.

VMware actively engages with the Open Source community through contributions to existing community-based projects as well as developing, releasing, and leading new open source projects and initiatives.

Dirk Hohndel, VP, Open Source Officer, VMware

We Before Me: 8 Steps to Open Source Effectiveness

Success in open source starts with putting community first.

Open Source Blog

Our blog covering program announcements and open source releases.

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Open Source Software on GitHub

Find our open source projects on Github.

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Tracking Container Image Licenses – What you need to know

In the swift adoption of containers, developers overlook license compliance – Nisha Kumar, Project Tern Maintainer, provides insights and tips on how to address.

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Network Service Mesh joins CNCF as a Sandbox Project

Applying service mesh concepts to networking payloads.

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VMware is proud to support a wide variety of open source foundations and advocacy organizations including:

Linux Foundation

A non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, and promoting standardization and technical collaboration.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The foundation is advancing the development of cloud native technology and services by creating a new set of common container technologies.

Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is the global industry standard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source technology with a thriving ecosystem.

OpenStack Foundation

Promotes the global development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system.

LF Networking

Bringing together seven top networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities, and ecosystems.

Open Container Initiative

A lightweight, open governance structure (project) to create open industry standards around container formats and runtime.

Core Infrastructure Initiative

Funds and supports free and open-source software projects that are critical to the functioning of the Internet and other major information systems.

Hyperledger Project

An open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

EdgeX Foundry

A Linux Foundation sponsored foundation chartered with building a common open framework for IoT edge computing.



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