Getting started with contributing to OSM

Jun 29, 2021

Getting started with contributing to any open source project can seem daunting. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon gets us energized and ready to contribute to projects, but how do we maintain that momentum and onboard onto a new codebase? Here are five steps that helped new maintainers of Open Service Mesh create that first pull request, followed by links to OSM-relevant resources. This friendly guide comes from first-hand onboarding experience, sprinkled with insight from open source veterans on our team. Let’s get started!

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Open Service Mesh (OSM) accepted into CNCF as a sandbox project

Sep 18, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Open Service Mesh (OSM) project has been accepted to enter the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a sandbox project. Having Open Service Mesh be openly governed is a priority for the project maintainers, as was stated in the initial launch blog. The open governance structure provided by the CNCF allows developers across the ecosystem to easily contribute to the project under the auspices of the CNCF. Read More…

Introducing Open Service Mesh

Aug 05, 2020

It is no secret that although microservice environments enable portability, allow faster and more frequent deployment cycles, and can even enable organizations to create teams with more specialized areas of concern, they also come with increased needs around solutions for traffic management, security, and observability. The service mesh pattern for these needs is implemented numerous ways across the ecosystem, and Microsoft has been active in the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) community, helping define the specification for a standard set of portable APIs for common service mesh functionality across service mesh implementations. Vendors can implement SMI to ensure that ecosystem tools can work on many meshes while allowing customer choice of mesh provider.

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