Where the CNCF TOC Members Are In the World (for 2022)

While I was looking at where CNCF contributors are in the world I also wondered, how to the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) members overlap with these locations? To summarize the data, contributors are distributed around the globe (mostly in the northern hemisphere) fairly evenly in North America, Europe, and Asia.

The TOC is responsible for defining common practices across projects, approving projects, defining interfaces between projects, and so forth. It plays a role with the projects.

With varying cultures and environments around the world, I wondered, where the TOC members were at compared to contributors.

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CNCF Contributors Are Global

It has long been suggested to me that contributions to the CNCF are mostly United States centered. At times people use that to justify various things from the times meetings are scheduled for to the way certain things are prioritized. I was wondering, how true is this notion? To find out, I decided to see what devstats made available. What I found was enlightening.

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What's Up With Rancher Fleet?

Several months ago, I moved from working on Rancher Desktop to work on Fleet. At the time, there wasn’t much development of Fleet and there were a lot of questions with it. Some of those were around feature requests, some of those were around bugs, and some of those were around the level of SUSE Rancher investment in Fleet.

I think actions speak louder than words. Now that we have two releases with Fleet changes behind us, I can show some of the things that have been happening.

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Why You Might Want To Use The SLES Base Container Images

Disclaimer: I work for SUSE but I don’t work in the Linux business unit. I’m a consumer of the base container images like anyone else who uses them.

If you’re building a containerized applications you have a base container image at the bottom. That base container image can make a difference to your stack. Is it really large which impacts what you pass around on the network and cache? Is it secure or are there vulnerabilities that will affect your operations? If you’re a company and there is a problem, can you get support?

It’s easy to pick a base container image if you’re a small company (maybe a startup) or an open source project. It’s different if you’re in a regulated industry.

SUSE has been building and shipping Linux distros since 1992. They have been doing Linux for more than 30 years. Over those years they have gained a lot of experience in shipping Linux that those in regulated industries or those who need support tend to like.

The SUSE SLES Base Container Images provide a foundation to use for various base use cases. Before I dig into them, I want to share why you might be interested in looking at them in the first place.

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