The Cloud Foundry cloud computing platform is gaining a degree of independence.
Pivotal on Monday will announce its intentions to set up an independent organization, known as the Cloud Foundry Foundation, to oversee the open source Cloud Foundry platform. The nonprofit foundation will be part of plans to establish this summer a formal open governance model forthe Cloud Foundry open source PaaS project. Pivotal, EMC, IBM, Rackspace, and VMware will serve as Platinum sponsors, with each committing $1.5 million to the effort.
"We decided to form a model where we could have a common governance approach that allows every company to participate," said Pivotal's James Watters, head of product for Cloud Foundry. A non-Pivotal employee will direct the foundation. The organization is intended to unite industry leaders to grow the "open PaaS movement" and develop a cloud architecture for building business applications, Pivotal said.