OpenStack Foundation

Mark Collier | OpenStack | October 5, 2011

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, NASA, and over 20 other companies launched OpenStack in July of 2010 with the goal of building the ubiquitous open source cloud operating system. In just over a year, the community has grown to over 100 organizations all over the globe, producing 4 software releases in a short period of time. A founding goal was to grow the community well beyond Rackspace, both in terms of code contributions, and users. As we approach 2012, those goals are within reach. Some recent highlights...