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.
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.
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 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.
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.