Like Kubernetes, Kyma is an open-source project. It provides additional features that make it easier to develop and run applications on Kubernetes. In a nutshell, Kyma combines the power of Kubernetes with a set of best-in-class tools and open-source projects, that empowers developers to develop, run, and operate secure and scalable cloud-native applications.
The Kyma project was started in 2017 and is still under active development. The project is hosted on GitHub and is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. The main contributor is SAP.
Kyma is based on the Kubernetes Operator pattern. It is a Kubernetes controller that allows you to extend the Kubernetes API with your resources and controllers.