Apple has just joined the open-source Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a top-level Platinum End User Member, TechCrunch is reporting. The CNCF currently has 89 end-user members, which include Adidas, Atlassian, Box, GitHub, the New York Times, Spotify, Reddit, and Walmart.
According to the CNCF, its end-user memberships are meant for organizations that are “heavy users of open source cloud native technologies” and that are looking to give back to the community. By becoming a CNCF end-user member, companies also join the Linux Foundation.
Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, revealed that as part of its membership, Apple also gets a seat on the CNCF’s Governing Board. The seat will reportedly be taken by a senior engineering manager at Apple.
“Having a company with the experience and scale of Apple as an end user member is a huge testament to the vitality of cloud native computing for the future of infrastructure and application development,” said Chris. “We’re thrilled to have the support of Apple, and look forward to the future contributions to the broader cloud native project community.”
Apple has not yet made any official announcement regarding its CNCF membership.