UPDATED 16:00 EDT / NOVEMBER 05 2015


The new collaboration model for open source | #LinuxCon2015

Cross-community collaboration is developing and thriving inside the walls of this year’s LinuxCon 2015, and people like Diane Mueller, director of community development at Red Hat OpenShift, are leading the charge.

Mueller visits Jeff Frick of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle to discuss the value of open source community collaboration.

The common model

With newly released open source projects like native Docker container support and Kubernetes, the organization is feeding into those communities and OpenShift is seeing a huge power base of community collaboration. Mueller said, “There are many models of open source community development, and one… we are bringing to the forefront is OpenShift Commons. This has been enabling us to do all this community collaboration.”

Mueller elaborates on how break out projects are gaining momentum outside of the foundation model. Red Hat is pushing another model called Commons that is trying to embrace the upstream products like Docker, Kubernetes and many others that are part and parcel of any open source project, and OpenShift sits in the middle of anything that the service providers are creating and extending.

Puzzle pieces

“What we are trying to with things like OpenShift Commons is bring a place together where all those people can meet and have those conversations,” Mueller explained. There are over 140 different organizations working on all the different parts of the technology. The difference according to Mueller is, “What is changing in open source is that people are admitting their projects are not closed cathedrals…they are working with open source to find the best piece that fits that puzzle and working with that community.”

Mueller feels that it has been a huge change and evolution and that this is going to be a breakout year for collaboration.

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of LinuxCon 2015.

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