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Open Cloud News Roundup, Week of Sept. 17

The official launch of the OpenStack Foundation drove the open source cloud news this week. Here is a collection of news articles devoted to the announcement and some analysis of where the project is headed, including one board member's open criticism that the project should have rejected VMware's application for membership.

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OpenStack Foundation Launches With $10M in Funding, 5600 Members
eWeek

The OpenStack Foundation had its official launch this week, just a few weeks in advance of the OpenStack Summit to be held Oct. 15-18 in San Diego. 

Oops. OpenStack Board Member says Letting VMware Into Project was a Mistake
Network World

Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski wrote a blog post expressing regret that the open source cloud project had welcomed VMware as a member. The promise of building a VMware alternative was what attracted many project members in the first place, he said. What's the incentive now? 

Red Hat Plans To Do For OpenStack What It Did For Linux
ZDNet

Red Hat released a positioning statement on its blog this week that makes clear its goal to make OpenStack the de facto cloud software standard for the enterprise. Collaboration with upstream projects and contributing code upstream are keys to their strategy.

Will OpenStack Usher in a Cloud Revolution?
Datamation

This second-day analysis outlines many of the complaints critics of OpenStack have voiced recently and the challenges that lie ahead for the project.  

SUSE's Alan Clark Elected Chairman of OpenStack Foundation Board 
IT News (press release)

In case you missed it, Alan Clark, a Linux Foundation board member and director of Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE was elected to be chairman of the OpenStack board at the end of August.  

 

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