SOURCE: Opscode


October 20, 2010 11:05 ET

Opscode's Chef Achieves Contributor Milestones

More Than 200 Individual and 50 Corporate Contributors Establish Chef as the Largest Open-Source Configuration Management Project

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - Opscode, Inc., a cloud infrastructure automation company, today announced that more than 200 individuals and 50 companies have registered to contribute to Chef, an open-source systems integration framework that enables companies of all sizes to build, scale, and manage world-class, fully automated infrastructures. Together, these individuals and corporations make Chef the largest open-source configuration management project based on the number of contributors. 

"We announced Chef in January 2009 with a short and simple blog post and only a handful of contributors. Less than two years later, Chef has now grown to become a core automation component to some of the world's largest and complex infrastructures," said Jesse Robbins, CEO of Opscode. "We want to sincerely thank all of the individuals and companies that have helped to bring Chef to where it is today. But we're only just getting started and we look forward to working with this dynamic community to help Chef do even more."

The Chef corporate contributor list now includes some of the most respected names in infrastructure: VMware, Rackspace, Rightscale, 37Signals, Peritor, Basho, Dyn, Wikia, Engine Yard, and many others. These companies, and countless individuals, have made over 1,000 contributions to Chef.

"I'm excited about the momentum of Chef, both as an open-source project and as a community of talented developers and systems engineers," said Dan Prince, Software Developer at Rackspace. "Chef has become an essential ingredient in our server infrastructure, which is why we have been so excited to contribute to its continued development."

About Opscode
Opscode provides world-class infrastructure automation for servers, datacenters, desktops, and the cloud. Opscode makes Chef, the open-source configuration management and integration framework used by thousands of organizations to manage and scale infrastructure. Founded in 2008, Opscode's management team includes experts responsible for creating and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. The company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle. More information can be found at

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