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Charlie Babcock
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12/9/2014 | 2:22:09 PM
Containers too important to be left to the experts
For additional comment on this rift, see Matt Asay's experienced point of view: How Not To Manage An Open Source Community, at http://readwrite.com/2014/12/04/docker-coreos-how-not-to-manage-open-source. InformationWeek is seeking additional outside comment on Rocket and Docker in the belief that dense computing via containers is too important to be left to the technology generals. Solomon Hykes comments below. Sebastian Stadil, the cloud veteran at Scalr, is being solicited to bring his experience to bear on this topic; others are welcome to express their point of view. Contact [email protected]
Charlie Babcock
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12/8/2014 | 1:52:19 PM
Solomon Hykes responds
In a serie of Twitter posts Dec. 7, Solomon Hykes responded to the CoreOS ciriticism of the Docker project. Between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., he issued a series of Twitter posts, which said in aggregate:

"Hey Charles, thanks for the detailed write-up on the recent criticism of Docker. I thought I'd clarify an important point...  The entire point of CoreOS is that Docker somehow recently evolved to handle build+ship+run. In fact it has done so since day 1. Literally everything CoreOS says about Docker's design has been true for at least 18 months. They had countless opportunities to bring it up but never did. Example: we held our first governance board last month. The minutes are public. You can see that CoreOS said nothing at all. Why is it that, if the topic was so important to them, they failed to bring it up at the every event designed to listen to such criticism?"
Charlie Babcock
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12/5/2014 | 12:45:40 PM
'It's been difficult for others to make contributions...'
I think Red Hat's Lars Hermann hit the nail on the head when he said Docker has made it easy to use Linux containers but "it's on a path to go from a formatting system and set of tools to a platform," with the tools hard-wired in. As a consequence, "it's been difficult for others in the Docker community to make contributions."
Laurianne
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12/5/2014 | 12:30:47 PM
Docker: Next?
Balanced and thoughtful analysis, Charlie. What do you want to see Docker do next, readers?


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