Join The OpenStack Foundation

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a huge milestone in the process to establish the OpenStack Foundation.  Individual Members can now join and begin making important contributions like nominating board members:  (It’s free!) Thanks to the hard work of the drafting committee (led by the amazing Alice King), we now have a complete set… Read more »

OpenStack Foundation Update

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We’ve come a long way since announcing in October in Boston that we planned to create an OpenStack Foundation in 2012. We set out to solicit as much feedback as possible (and on the second day, there was a town hall) and to participate in as many open forums as possible (mailing lists, webinars, meetups,… Read more »

Please Welcome AT&T to the OpenStack Community!

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We are very excited to welcome AT&T to the OpenStack community today! John Donovan, AT&T’s Chief Technology Officer made the announcement at their annual AT&T developer’s summit in Las Vegas today: “We also announced today that AT&T has become the first U.S. telecom services provider to join the OpenStack initiative, a community of more than… Read more »

OpenStack Around The Globe in 2011

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OpenStack has been a global phenomenon since the community formed in July 2010, and it has only gotten more diverse since then. One of my favorite stats is that we had people from 6 continents attend the most recent Design Summit & Conference in Boston. Still looking for that elusive Antarctica user. I spent a… Read more »

Join the OpenStack Foundation mailing list

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Last week, we got together for the OpenStack Conference in Boston and started things off talking about plans to create an OpenStack Foundation. Thursday afternoon, we had a great session as a community talking about initial goals for the foundation and how to keep the discussion going after the conference. Ryan Lane had a nice… Read more »

OpenStack Foundation

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Tomorrow at the OpenStack Conference in Boston, Lew Moorman will discuss Rackspace’s intention to form an OpenStack Foundation in 2012, which will be responsible for Project Governance and ownership of the OpenStack trademark.  This marks a major milestone in the evolution of OpenStack as a movement to establish the industry standard for cloud software. Rackspace,… Read more »

OpenStack Design Summit & Conference – Register Now!

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The OpenStack community is once again in full preparation for our twice annual community events, this time in Boston, Ma in October.  There are two different (but related) events during the week of October 3rd-7th:  At the beginning of the week, we have the OpenStack Design Summit which is a set of small, focused developer… Read more »

Architecture Board Nomination Deadline Extended to Oct 15th

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Stackers, When we published the Governance Doc recently, I mentioned that we had some deadlines coming up fast.  Namely, the deadline for nominating someone for a seat on the Architecture Board.  To give the community some additional time, we’ve extended the nomination deadline to October 15th, 2010. Additionally, this pushes out all of the other… Read more »

OpenStack Governance

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When the OpenStack community was formed in July, we outlined a number of key principles centered around a commitment to Openness.  Now you may notice that the word “open” is applied to just about everything these days, right up there with “cloud”, so when you set out to create an “open cloud” it’s important to… Read more »