In the past couple of months, we have seen a lot of activity with open-source initiatives in the cloud space. We already had projects such as OpenStack, CloudStack, OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, but now we’ve seen the Open Contain Initiative (OCI) and Cloud Native Container Foundation (CNCF) being announced.

Cynical folks would suggest that all of these separate initiatives are more a function of commercial entities trying to posture and position than they are of any real user community need, and there is a bit of that, but there are also some structural changes of note.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.