There’s a lot going on in the OpenStack community and it’s easy to get lost in the noise. We’ve collected the top stories and conversations you need to know about this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.
By: Barb Darrow
John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, thinks that OpenStack is getting boring in its 5th year. Barb Darrow believes that there will still be contention over different versions of OpenStack, which is why DefCore’s efforts are so central to OpenStack’s long-term success.
By: Darryl K. Taft
Despite the fact that OpenStack engineers are in high demand, myths about joining the OpenStack community are preventing more developers from getting onboard.
By: Jason Baker
The women of OpenStack held a panel to discuss ideas for making the community more accepting and inviting for the other 50%.
By: Ben Kepes
Ben Kepes digs into the recent Zenoss survey that finds 86% of organizations considering open source are considering OpenStack.
Ask OpenStack has become a valuable community resource, but there’s more to be done to ensure that everyone gets their questions answered. Would a 24-hour Ask OpenStack day work?
"OpenStack development is on fire. The number of OpenStack Foundation members has exceeded 18,000 individuals over the past two years, spanning beyond 140 countries and 2,500 contributing developers." -Darryl K. Taft in eWeek
"We hope that maturity brings with it simplification – if we make OpenStack as easy as possible to use, manage and scale, more and more users will adopt it." -John Engates, CEO of Rackspace in the Rackspace Blog
@Stu2000 approximately 83% of questions are marked answered.
— OpenStack (@OpenStack) December 12, 2014
Nova, Swift, Neutron, Cinder, Heat, etc…these #OpenStack components all sound suspiciously like American Gladiator names.
— James Whiteman (@LucidSimple) December 12, 2014
Hats off to the OpenStack infra team this week. Without their support, we wouldn’t have been able to make the Neutron services split happen!
— Kyle Mestery (@mestery) December 12, 2014
— Jen Hollingsworth (@TrailsAndTech) December 12, 2014
The EMC Federation Joins the OpenStack Foundation http://t.co/mSEtVXU8qy
— Barb Darrow (@gigabarb) December 11, 2014
— Niki Acosta (@nikiacosta) December 12, 2014
"A new approach is required." Calico + OpenStack => awesome. http://t.co/Fp7XIEAf6g
— Jay R. Wren (@JayRWren) December 12, 2014
We feature user conversations throughout the week, so tweet, blog, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]) your thoughts!
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