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Porter Has Joined the CNCF as a Sandbox Project

Sep 28, 2020

When Jeremy Rickard and I created Porter less than two years ago, we wanted to create a community-led project that would encourage collaboration across vendors to make Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB) accessible and maintainable. We want to continue to support that mission of vendor neutral independence while growing the community of practitioners who can use and contribute to Porter’s development.

Today, the Porter Maintainers are happy to announce that Porter has been accepted as a CNCF Sandbox project. By contributing Porter to the CNCF, we hope to encourage the adoption of Porter to ease the creation and use of bundles and to see more companies contribute mixins.

In the near-term, we are focusing on our roadmap. Our introductory documentation will be expanded and restructured to make it easier to get started with Porter and bundles. We have also been collecting feedback from the community on various usability points in Porter, for example how to build and promote bundles in a CI pipeline or use template variables in the Porter manifest, and we will begin addressing these items to make Porter easier to use and automate.

In addition to contributing ideas and energy to those initiatives, developers can contribute mixins by following our Mixin Development Guide. Examples of mixins include the Docker Mixin and Terraform Mixin.

If you are interested in learning more about bundles, check out this introductory video. Learn more about the Porter Community and contribute to the project.

Carolyn Van Slyck
@carolynvs