This week's top open source cloud headlines raised a few interesting questions. Does OpenStack need a Linus Torvalds? This week's top open source cloud headlines raised a few interesting questions. Does OpenStack need a Linus Torvalds? And can Eucalyptus be the next billion-dollar open source company? Announcements from Rackspace and OpenNebula are also featured, along with an inside look at Cisco's OpenStack Edition.
In his few short years as a developer, 19-year-old Sam Kottler has racked up what seems like a decade’s worth of Linux experience.
After starting a small web consultancy building Drupal sites as a high school student in Connecticut, he dabbled in systems administration for Drupal, worked in hosting engineering at Acquia, then joined mobile payment startup Venmo as a one-man systems engineering group where he worked on scaling up their data stores and performance tuning.
Individual membership is one of the most important programs we host at The Linux Foundation. It gives anyone the opportunity to support Linux and its creator Linus Torvalds, among other important activities. It also comes with a variety of perks like a personalized Linux.com email address (email@example.com) and employee purchase pricing from Dell, HP and Lenovo.
With the OpenStack Summit in San Diego this week, open cloud headlines were dominated by OpenStack announcements and analysis. But some new criticisms of the project emerged as well. A Forrester analyst cautions that companies may not get a return on their investment with OpenStack. And TechTarget writes that some key enterprise features are missing from the new Folsom release.
We're getting ready to head to LinuxCon Europe taking place in Barcelona November 5-7, 2012. Spain is home to many things: masterful architecture, amazing tapas and wine, and beautiful beaches, among many other notable finds around the country.
Wired just published an op/ed we wrote about the role Linux and collaborative development are playing in the automotive industry. This role is becoming so important that we recently announced the formation of the Automotive Grade Linux workgroup here at The Linux Foundation. It includes participation by the world's largest car maker Toyota, as well as HARMAN, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Samsung, and more. Here is an excerpt from the article and link to the original post on Wired.com.
This week's open source cloud news shows more signs that open source adoption and the open source mindset are gaining momentum in the cloud. VMware, for example, this week announced new support for Amazon EC2. Meanwhile, OpenNebula has become more widely used by business than academia and Red Hat has a new partnership with Zend to support PHP applications in the cloud.