A couple of months ago at the Cloud Foundry summit I tried to grab Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, to do a short interview. Unfortunately the stars didn’t align and it didn’t happen. At SpringOne Platform however I had better luck.
Sam, who lead off the keynotes on day two, sat and talked to me about Cloud Foundry’s origins, what’s going on today and what its goals are for the future.
Take a listen
Some of the ground Sam covers:
Cloud Foundry began at VMware in 2009 and was open sourced back in 2011. The foundation itself was set up a year and half ago.
CloudFoundry.org wa established to increase the velocity of contributions (over the last year, over 2000 individuals outside of the core companies have contributed.)
While they want to grow the foundation, they need to be thoughtful on how they grow.
What drew Sam to the CEO opportunity and the role that APIs and Warner music played in his decision.
The foundation’s goals: 1) increase diversity of contributions, 2) increase the foundation’s population, predominantly via end users, 3) determine how best to build a framework that will allow to the effort to survive and thrive over the next 20 years.
Talking Cloud Foundry Foundation – OpenStack summit Austin – Youtube
SpringOne: The Spring Platform, Where its Been and Where its Going – Barton’s Blog
SpringOne: Native Hybrid Cloud — The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer Platform in a Box – Barton’s Blog
SpringOne: When Web Companies grow up they turn into Java Shops –Barton’s Blog
During SXSW Michael Cote and I, on behalf of Dell, organized a series of mini meet-ups focusing on developers, tech and social media folks. The second event we held was on Saturday on the top level of Speakeasy. Being Saturday night, this turned out to be the biggest of the three get togethers.
Here is a small sampling of the folks who dropped by (notice the atmospheric lighting, for half of them they were literally lit by candle light):