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OpenStack Spun Out From Rackspace Control 33

Posted by samzenpus
from the they-grow-up-so-fast dept.
angry tapir writes "Responding to the rapid adoption of their software, the folks behind the OpenStack cloud software are planning to form a stand-alone nonprofit foundation to steward future development of the open-source software suite. They will formally announce the foundation at the OpenStack conference, being held this week in Boston. Hosting provider Rackspace, which currently owns the OpenStack trademark and copyrights, plans to transfer ownership of these resources to the not-for-profit foundation once it is operational."
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OpenStack Spun Out From Rackspace Control

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  • by epiphani (254981) <.ten.lad. .ta. .inahpipe.> on Thursday October 06, 2011 @08:43AM (#37624546)

    There are very few companies that get it, and you appear to be one of them. First, opensourcing open stack, and now spinning it off as a separate non-profit, you understand that when you build a piece of software for internal use, open-sourcing it will provide you better software. And some good publicity to boot.

    So many times have I built internal tools that I thought were far better than the open source equivalents, but we were never allowed to release them. Sure, it's intellectual property - but your product isn't the mountain, it's the ski lift and the course markers. Why not get the best mountain you can, rather than insisting on getting YOUR mountain.

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.