All the way back in 2008, before it was a commercial product, OStatic broke the news about an open source project at U.C. Santa Barbara called Eucalyptus, which we described as "for implementing 'cloud computing' on clusters." Of course, fast-forward to today, and Eucalyptus Systems is one of the most discussed companies on the cloud computing scene.
When it comes to cloud computing and open source, though, OpenStack tends to grab the most headlines. That's why it's interesting that Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos is keynoting at the upcoming OpenStack Silicon Valley conference, and he has put up a blog post saying that he wants to be a contributor to OpenStack.