Nineteen leading technology companies have announced their plans to become Platinum or Gold members of the OpenStack Foundation, an independent and long-term home for OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system. IBM, Red Hat, SUSE, Canonical, as well as others based on the principles outlined in the published mission and framework.
The OpenStack Foundation will be an independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the OpenStack mission by protecting, empowering, and promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem. The companies involved in its formation are committed to the "OpenStack Way": an open development process for OpenStack software that is driven by a technical meritocracy, supported by significant investments in community building and a focus on driving adoption. For more information, go here.
In a new blog, IBM's Dr. Angel Luis Diaz writes about what OpenStack means for the IaaS and the cloud eco-system. Read "OpenStack Foundation - The next step for IaaS in the Cloud Eco-System" here.