Asking Other Teams to Do Something Really Hard

Asking Other Teams to Do Something Really Hard

Background There’s a common move with software teams; one team will ask another team to do something really hard so that the first team can do something really easy. Most of the time, we don’t even mean to do it. But, it causes a lot of stress and wastes a lot of time. It reminds

Developing a Healthy Community in CentOS Stream

Developing a Healthy Community in CentOS Stream

A little less than three years ago, Red Hat shifted focus in the CentOS project, from the downstream rebuild to the upstream called CentOS Stream. I wrote a heartfelt response to try and explain it better: Before You Get Mad About The CentOS Stream Change, Think About… That article seemed to help dispel some of

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2022

The State of Enterprise Linux in 2022

Background Recently, the Enterprise Linux (EL) supply chain has been pretty interesting. The announcement of CentOS Stream as an upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in late 2020, the announcements of Alma Linux and Rocky Linux as downstream rebuilds, and the announcement of AWS Linux 2022 being built as a downstream of Fedora are

Part II: Why Is There No Docker in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

Part II: Why Is There No Docker in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

In Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8? I explained that the the Docker daemon will not be supported in new Red Hat products, but that Docker images will be. The next question people always ask me is, “Why? I thought you guys love Docker? I’m confused.” There are many reasons

Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

Part I: Is Docker Supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8?

TL;DR: Docker container images are supported in OpenShift 4 and RHEL 8, but the Docker daemon and client are not. Instead, containers will be run with CRI-O in OpenShift 4, and Podman in RHEL 8 – the same images can be used anywhere because of container standards. Cool, if that’s enough information for you and

The Open Containers Initiative: Software Containers vs. Shipping Containers

The Open Containers Initiative: Software Containers vs. Shipping Containers

Like in the physical world of shipping containers, the OCI container image and runtime formats are critical because they allow for infrastructure and investment to happen among a bunch competing and collaborating entities. Vendors can invest in building an ecosystem of tools, orchestrators, registry servers, etc. Users can extract value from the ecosystem, move containers where