The Sandbox is an entry point into the CNCF ecosystem. The goals of the sandbox include encouraging public visibility of projects and helping them grow to the point where they can move on to the next CNCF level. In addition to Backstage, the Sandbox holds projects such as chaos engineering Kubernetes operator Chaos Mesh and GitOps operator Flux.
This can only mean good things for those of us who are investing in Backstage and should help ease the minds of many organizations who were considering adopting it, either by deploying internally or by using a hosted Backstage provider such as Roadie.
The Backstage community is healthy and growing quickly. Over 130 people
have contributed to the project, and roughly 40% of pull requests are now coming from external, non-Spotify, contributors
. With companies now deciding to adopt Backstage
we are also seeing a shift in the kinds of contributions we are getting from the community.