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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) formed last December has fired its first shot in anger, by deciding that Kubernetes is worthy of its community-coddling and standard-creating assistance. The CNCF formed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation and aims to cook up container-oriented and microservices-centric …

  1. jake Silver badge

    Am I the only one who scanned that as ...

    ... "Cloud Naive Computing Foundation"? Just askin' ...

  2. graeme leggett


    I take it that kybernetes, a more common transliteration of κυβερνήτης and the origin of "cybernetics" was already taken?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Name

      kubernetes in greek means "helmsman" or "pilot". That is where they derived the name from aparently.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Name

        "The term cybernetics stems from κυβερνήτης (kybernētēs) "steersman, governor, pilot, or rudder". "

        1. toughluck

          Re: Name

          Maybe they wanted to suck up to Uber.

          On a more serious note, a lot of names and terms were coined when education included basic Greek and Latin. There wouldn't be television today, we'd have something like Remoteviewingandlisteningset, much like Germans have their Fernsehers.

          In this way, Kubernetes at least carries some of this tradition.

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