Red Hat OpenShift Commons: a friendly way to PaaS time

Red Hat wants to deepen engagement with OpenShift, its own open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

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The firm has created OpenShift Commons, an initiative for users, contributors, operators, customers, partners and service providers.

OpenShift Commons is said to be open enough to “embrace other open source technology communities, organisations and ecosystem partners” from a variety of disciplines that intersect with PaaS.

But all must be committed to the open source model and PaaS innovation.

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Red Hat launches OpenShift Commons with participation from Amadeus, AppDirect, Cisco, Dell, Docker, GetUp Cloud and Shippable — among others.

OpenShift by Red Hat incorporates OpenShift Origin, Docker, Google Kubernetes, Project Atomic — among others.

The OpenShift ecosystem is intended to enable collaboration on the dependencies that can best advance open source PaaS.

“OpenShift Commons operates under a shared goal to move conversations beyond code contribution and explore best practices, use cases, and patterns that work in today’s continuous delivery and agile software environments,” said Red Hat, in a press statement.

There is no Contributor License Agreement, code contribution requirement or fees to join, just a commitment to collaborate on the new PaaS stack.