Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Ramji hits the ground running

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In just two short months—including the holiday season—the newly incorporated Cloud Foundry Foundation has hit the ground running with incredible support of the Linux Foundation staff.

Sam Ramji

Sam Ramji

Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that the board, which includes yours truly, had chosen Sam Ramji (@sramji) to lead the foundation as its CEO. Sam has been operating in the role since the inaugural board meeting three weeks ago. He and his newly established and growing team are already making great progress establishing the governance model that the founders hammered out in the months leading up to the foundation’s December launch. Sam and his team, with the help of the Linux Foundation staff, have also been actively organizing the foundation members in planning the next Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., May 11-12, 2015.

Sam has committed to running the foundation with the velocity and agility of a start-up. His quote for the announcement reads: “Our goal is to run with the speed and agility of a startup, not a traditional consortium. This will help us continue the rapid growth and momentum Cloud Foundry has achieved to date.”

In his first three weeks, Sam has delivered on that promise. Things are coming together nicely transitioning operations and governance to the foundation. He has also shared some great ideas to get the Dojo process scaled globally. I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress made thus far.

As for the upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit, block your calendars for May 11-12. Our third summit, and the first under the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s new leadership, is sure to be an exciting one. There will be plenty of ground to cover regarding the new governance model, with opportunity to provide feedback as to what is and what isn’t working. Discussion of technical direction for the various CF projects led by the PMC (Project Management Committee) leaders, and great talks by users, operators and developers of the Cloud Foundry platform.

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Meanwhile, work continues in the various CF projects with very little disruption. The CF development teams are making great progress on a number of fronts, including: Asynchronous Service Provisioning, improving security and mitigating against CVEs, delivering new and improved build packs, adding the ability to update service plans, a CLI extensibility/plugin architecture, a notifications service, application process types, and wrapping up the Diego incubation phase.

This is sure to be an exciting year for Cloud Foundry; so lace up your running shoes and come join us to help make it even more so!

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