Supporting Open Source Projects at Docker

William Quiviger

Dec 09 2020

At Docker, we are committed to building a platform that enables collaboration and innovation within the development community. Last month, we announced the launch of a special program to expand our support for Open Source projects that use Docker. The eligible projects that meet the program’s requirements (ie. they must be open source and non-commercial) can request to have their respective OSS namespaces whitelisted and see their data-storage and data-egress restrictions lifted.

The projects we’re supporting, and the organizations behind them, are as diverse as they are numerous, ranging from independent researchers developing frameworks for machine learning, to academic consortia collecting environmental data to human rights NGOs building encryption tools. To date, we’re thrilled to see that more than 80 non-profit organizations, large and small, from the four corners of the world have joined the program. 

Here are but a few diverse projects we’re supporting: 

The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium aims to deliver more sustainable, efficient, and transparent approach to generating disease burden and vaccine impact estimates. 

farmOS is a web-based application for farm management, planning, and record keeping. It is developed by a community of farmers, developers, researchers, and organizations with the aim of providing a standard platform for agricultural data collection and management.

Serratus is a collaborative Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronaviruses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Open Library Foundation enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. 

More than ever, Docker is committed to building a platform that enables collaboration and innovation within the development community all the while fostering a paradigm where developers working outside of revenue-generating projects can share ideas, techniques and  artifacts.

It is a true privilege to be supporting a rich mosaic of open source projects and testimony to the vibrant ecosystem we are committed to help grow. If you are working for a non-profit developing open source software leverying our platform, we encourage you to apply to Docker’s our Open Source program today.