Fedora Atomic WG from the 2016 Fedora Cloud FAD, photo by Kushal Das

Fedora Atomic WG from the 2016 Fedora Cloud FAD, photo by Kushal Das

The Fedora Atomic Working Group is changing where you participate in our portion of the Fedora community. IRC, mailing lists, and more are all moving. Read on so that you know where to find us.

Atomic WG and Fedora Cloud

The Atomic Working Group is responsible for Fedora’s new container cloud platform, currently consisting of Fedora Atomic Host and the Fedora Layered Images Build System & Repository (FLIBS). As Atomic is now one of the three primary spins for Fedora, the WG spends most of its time on releases and integrating new container technologies into the OS. We are building the immutable infrastructure of the future, helping make Fedora the best free platform for automating thousands of servers.

At Flock 2016, the Atomic WG was split off from the Cloud Working Group, and became its own team with its own PRD. However, we continued to use the #fedora-cloud IRC channel and the cloud@ mailing list, as we gradually transitioned responsibility for the cloud images to a smaller, dedicated Cloud WG. Having separated responsibilities entirely, it’s now time for us to start using our own channels to communicate.

New channels to reach us

Since Fedora Atomic Host is a big part of Project Atomic, we’re now using a lot of that project’s namespace for working group communications. If you want to participate in our community, here’s the primary places to reach us:

We also have several other mailing lists and channels, but if you’re participating in Fedora Atomic for the first time, start with the ones above. The cloud@lists.fedoraproject.org and #fedora-cloud channels will now be dedicated entirely to supporting the Cloud Base images. Partly to facilitate this list move, the @projectatomic.io mailing lists are being moved to Fedora infrastructure.

New SIG for Kubernetes

In order for folks from the Kubernetes and CentOS communities to collaborate with us on supporting Kubernetes on Atomic, we have created a SIG. This group will focus on Kubernetes deployment and releases for Atomic, both built-in versions and system containers. If you use Kubernetes on Fedora, you might want to join the group, which is led by Jason Brooks. They’re just getting started, though, so give them some time to get organized.

Thanks, and we hope to see you in Fedora’s Atomic community!