Brian talks with Dan Kohn (@dankohn1, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation) about the role of foundations, the CNCF, the emergence of containers, co-opetition in the marketplace and how web scale technologies are getting used by Enterprise companies.
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Topic 1 - You were recently named Executive Director of the CNCF. You have background with the Linux Foundation and strong entrepreneurial experience. Tell us about yourself.
Topic 2 - CNCF got started with Kubernetes, but “Cloud Native Computing” is a very broad domain. What’s the charter of CNCF and how should we think about it in relation to the many other foundations that exist today (Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Open Networking, etc.)
Topic 3 - Foundations are tricky because of the balance between technology advances and competitive markets. How do you view your role in helping to structure that balance?
Topic 4 - This past week at DockerCon, Docker announced some changes to their technology which will potentially have an impact on Kubernetes and customer choice. Obviously CNCF can’t influence a specific vendor’s approach to the market, but how does leader of a foundation react when the potential market dynamics change?
Topic 5 - How often do you expect to get out and talk to end-customers and how does their feedback get incorporated into foundation activities?