Cloud Foundry is a rapidly evolving and growing ecosystem. Garnter Research has estimated that Cloud Foundry’s total market value is approximately $3.1 billion, and will rise to $5.25 billion in a few years as more organizations move to open source-based cloud computing. It is no surprise that some of the largest companies and best minds in the world are actively driving the technology forward.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, open source project, dedicated to making Cloud Foundry the leading application platform for cloud computing worldwide. The Foundation exists to drive the global awareness and adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source project, to grow a vibrant community of contributors, and to create coherence in strategy and action across all member companies for the sake of the project.
For more information about the Foundation itself, the Board of Directors, staff, and philosophy, read more here: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/foundation/.
Cloud Foundry is built by a wide array of companies collaborating to make Cloud Foundry the best platform for developers. Over 40 companies have significantly contributed to Cloud Foundry projects. Companies including VMWare, SUSE, SAP, IBM, Dell, and Google are all active contributors with the total number of engaged companies being far larger. The contributor community is growing, and we welcome your involvement.
The Cloud Foundry community welcomes contributors. Getting started as a contributor in the community is the easiest way to offer your experiences and expertise to help grow and improve the Cloud Foundry technology and documentation. Contributing to Cloud Foundry can be as simple as submitting a pull request for a bug fix, feature update, or documentation update. It can be as simple as fixing a typo.
For sizeable or complex contributions, it is always best to communicate with the relevant project team(s) before beginning your work. Sharing your intentions early and updating the community often go a long way in avoiding any surprises. You can find the teams in the Cloud Foundry Slack.
Membership makes it possible for the Foundation to remain an agnostic voice in a competitive cloud market. It equips the Foundation with the means to bring events, training, and certification to the broader Cloud Foundry ecosystem and to heighten awareness and adoption of the various projects. Member companies encompass those using, selling, and creating the technologies and ecosystems related to Cloud Foundry.
Member companies include Dell, Google, IBM, SAP, SUSE, and VMWare, along with thirty others. For more information on our members and becoming a member, see: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/members/.