August 7, 2012

OpenStack Foundation Picks Up Steam, Will Put Board in Place

3762636050_a6c1035db0_o.jpgThe OpenStack cloud platform hasn't been short of powerful companies backing it, and now the OpenStack Foundation is finally heading into high gear, including preparing to hold elections to its board later this month. If you haven't checked on how much support this promising cloud platform has, here are some details on the foundation and its structure.

As Computeworld reports, the OpenStack Foundation is preparing to hold its first board election in late August:

"Individual members will be eligible to vote for a third of the 24 places on the board. Half of the remaining 16 elected by Gold members of the foundation and half appointed by Platinum OpenStack Foundation members( Canonical, IBM, Nebula, Red Hat, AT&T, HP, Rackspace and Suse). On 19 July the OpenStack Foundation opened up individual membership of the organisation, with members allowed to participate in the board elections."

The OpenStack Foundation is very well funded, and will help development of the platform move along at a solid clip. Considering the number if big tech companies backing the foundation, it could have considerable might in the cloud computing arena. The foundation will also preserve the open source goals of the original platform, according to its mission statement at least.

"These industry leaders, through their intent to become members of the Foundation, plan to provide technical and financial resources to ensure the long-term viability of the project, further accelerating open innovation and adoption of OpenStack," says the announcement of the foundation.

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