As one would expect from one of the hottest open source projects going, the OpenStack cloud computing platform gets its fair share of contributions and enhancements every few months, which in turn lead to upstream changes that need to be made in many kinds of compatible technologies. And, as one would expect, upstream changes aren't always implemented perfectly. For that reason and others, Mirantis is calling for and helping to build a standard, open set of tools that vendors can use to self-certify compatibility of their solutions with the upstream OpenStack codebase.
According to the company's blog announement:
"OpenStack is now moving to disrupt one of the key hooks of lock-in that has little to do with software code – the traditional hook of 'vendor certifications.'