Nineteen technology companies are joining the foundation for OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system, to provide technical and financial resources in furtherance of the project's long-term viability. In the past five years, OpenStack has celebrated five software releases from hundreds of contributors from more than 50 companies, and the cloud operating system has grown from two core projects to five core projects across computing, storage, and networking.
AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and SUSE have indicated their intent to join the OpenStack Foundation as Platinum members, and Cisco, ClearPath Networks, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing, and Yahoo! as Gold members.
The OpenStack Foundation will be an independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the OpenStack mission by protecting, empowering, and promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers, and the entire ecosystem. The companies involved in its formation are committed to the “OpenStack Way”: an open development process for OpenStack software that is driven by a technical meritocracy, supported by significant investments in community building and a focus on driving adoption.