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.
Fresh attacks on open source miss the mark
By: Matt Asay
In this response to Quentin Hardy’s critique of open source, Matt suggests that he and other critics have their definitions wrong.
##[Tapjoy does the math, moves from bare metal to OpenStack cloud](http://gigaom.com/2014/07/31/tapjoy-does-the-math-moves-from-bare-metal-to-openstack-cloud/)
By: Barb Darrow
Tapjoy announced that it has moved much of its workload to OpenStack, managed by Metacloud.
##[Is OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing?](http://www.zdnet.com/is-openstack-the-future-of-cloud-computing-7000032072/)
By: Alan Ho
Alan Ho, Direct of Program Marketing, APAC for Red Hat, predicts that OpenStack will become a household name soon and argues that OpenStack will have a major role to play in the cloud computing world.
##[Pivotal’s Andrew Clay Shafer on operations, OpenStack and incubators](http://gigaom.com/2014/07/26/icymi-pivotals-andrew-clay-shafer-talks-operations-openstack-and-not-so-helpful-incubators/)
By: Jonathan Vanian
In this podcast, Andrew advocates for Cloud Foundry and the benefits of PaaS to developers and operators. He also tries to explain how OpenStack was put together like a jigsaw fashion and its effects.
##[OpenStack execs: Red Hat, Yahoo, Comcast are our adopters — and contributors](http://www.infoworld.com/t/openstack/openstack-execs-red-hat-yahoo-comcast-are-our-adopters-and-contributors-247042)
By: Paul Krill
Paul Krill interviews Mark Collier and Jonathan Bryce of the OpenStack Foundation to get their take on the latest status and direction of OpenStack.
##[AT&T, IBM and ACS connect multiple cloud environments in 40 seconds](http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/cloud-services/at-t-ibm-and-acs-connect-multiple-cloud-environments-in-40-seconds-1259340)
By: Juan Martinez
Built on OpenStack, AT&T, IBM and ACS have developed tech to connect multiple clouds in under a minute.
>*”In the last release, a number of the top 20 contributors were users like Yahoo and Comcast. They’re not selling OpenStack services, they’re not a vendor that’s trying to make money selling something about OpenStack. They are [users who are] benefitting from the software and then turning around and investing back into it. That’s the ultimate power of an open source model..”* — Jonathan Bryce in an interview from [InfoWorld](http://www.infoworld.com/t/openstack/openstack-execs-red-hat-yahoo-comcast-are-our-adopters-and-contributors-247042)
>*”The IT organisations that take notice of the lessons provided by the success of CERN’s embrace of open source will gain immense benefits from following its lead, and will reap tremendous competitive advantages, starting now.”* — Egan Orion in [The Inquirer](http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/opinion/2358469/open-source-it-is-the-way-forward)
>*”When you commit upstream, you are increasing the pool of individuals and potential future collaborators familiar with your work, increasing your credibility, and allowing for future growth that might not otherwise be able to occur.”* — Jason Baker in [opensource.com](http://opensource.com/business/14/8/contributing-back-openstack-operator)
Contributing back as an OpenStack operator: Paying talented developers to write high quality code isn't cheap;… http://t.co/JnAwWVhSUT
— Kyle Mestery (@mestery) August 1, 2014
User groups around the world are celebrating the #OpenStack4Bday this month. Check out some of the festive pics: http://t.co/rsFSNXBwqq
— OpenStack (@OpenStack) July 16, 2014
There's Real Magic behind OpenStack Neutron @kionetworks http://t.co/HJZIqenC9W
— Mau (@pinrojas) July 29, 2014
For those folks who still say #OpenStack is not mature enough or enterprise ready I say "byte me". Good blog: http://t.co/u3pSSpPiJv
— Margaret Dawson (@seattledawson) July 29, 2014
The Women of @OpenStack need your help! Take this (very brief) survey! https://t.co/qbysIn4yAb
— Niki Acosta (@nikiacosta) July 28, 2014
OpenStack User Group Melbourne Chapter – http://t.co/PWtBmtHa7u via @cswaters1
— Rasmus Haslund (@haslund) July 30, 2014
Yay celebrating OpenStack birthday at the Kelvin Club Melb CBD with snooker http://t.co/oEV7awhL7f pic.twitter.com/n64iLqJEc5
— David F. Flanders (@dfflanders) July 28, 2014
What do Brazil and North Carolina have in common? A: @openstack superuser feature: http://t.co/0uEZaVw4nC cc @marktvoelker
— Jason Hibbets (@jhibbets) July 31, 2014
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