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.
We kick off our LinuxCon Europe Q&A series today with keynote speaker and openMaterials Co-founder Catarina Mota. Mota shares some really interesting insights with us on open hardware, her favorite projects and how open hardware compares to open source software. I'm really looking forward to hearing her speak at LinuxCon Europe in Barclenoa November 5-7, 2012.
Earlier this week we published the full schedule for LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. In many ways, I think the technical content for LinuxCon Europe may be the best collection of speakers we've ever had. I wonder if the location in Barcelona has anything to do with that....
How do the Linux and open source communities define the open cloud? Our Leaders of the Open Cloud series posed this key question, along with many others, to industry heavyweights in the 10 weeks leading up to the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last month. Here, we’ve distilled their answers into a slideshow to illustrate the range of participants and viewpoints as well as some areas of contention.
The news and analysis on open source cloud computing keeps flowing after the CloudOpen conference in San Diego last week. New data from IDC released during the conference shows users overwhelmingly support the open cloud, but some bloggers are still skeptical that the open cloud is being defined too broadly. Nevertheless, the open source announcements keep coming in the cloud with contributions from Alcatel-Lucent, Netflix and Basho this week.