Fairwinds Launches Open Source Software User Group

Company's commitment to open source community on display at first meet up on June 17


Fairwinds, the leading provider of Kubernetes security, policy and governance software backed by a suite of services and open source tooling, has launched its Open Source Software (OSS) User Group to further connect with users of Polaris, Goldilocks, Pluto, Nova, Gemini, Reckoner, rok8s-scripts, rbac manager, rbac lookup and Saffire. The first meet up of the group will be held on Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m. ET.

"Open source is a core piece of our software strategy at Fairwinds, and we are really excited for this community group where users and our open source developers can exchange ideas," said Robert Brennan, director of open source at Fairwinds. "The goal of the group is to provide insight into Fairwinds projects, roadmap, and network with other Kubernetes users. Talking with our end users helps us build better open source tools for the Kubernetes community." 

OSS users interested in joining the Fairwinds OSS User Group can register with Fairwinds. The agenda for the June 17 meeting includes:

  • Update on Polaris 4.0, Fairwinds' highly popular open source project for validating and enforcing Kubernetes deployments;
  • Review of additional Fairwinds OSS projects designed to help users with Kubernetes
  • Group discussion of projects, challenges, tips and tricks, and success stories

Learn more about Fairwinds' commitment to the cloud-native community, and its 10 open source projects, here.


About Fairwinds

Fairwinds provides software and managed services to help companies ship cloud native applications faster, more cost effectively and with less risk. With years of experience and thousands of customer production deployments, Fairwinds enables companies to confidently run containerized applications on production-grade Kubernetes infrastructure at scale. Offerings include: Fairwinds Insights — software for automating, monitoring and enforcing Kubernetes best practices for security, reliability and resource optimization; and ClusterOps — a managed service which deploys and manages Kubernetes infrastructure 24x7 for customers. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and provides a fully remote and distributed work environment. For more information, visit, read our blog or follow @FairwindsOps on Twitter.

Source: Fairwinds


Categories: Computer Engineering

Tags: cloud computing, cloud native, Kubernetes, open source, OSS