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From Kelly Hair <>
Subject Re: [New post] CloudStack Graduates to an Apache Top Level Project
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:45:14 GMT
Since anyone can subscribe to Apache mailing lists, how do you normally
keep news from flowing out prematurely?  I was scratching my head on that

On 3/22/13 11:42 AM, "David Nalley" <> wrote:

>wondering the same thing here.
>Very surprised.
>On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Sally Khudairi <> wrote:
>> Really?!
>> This announcement is _under embargo_ until Monday. Yet I just received
>>this from one of our "friendlies" :-(
>> How did this leak happen? I'm really not happy about this.
>> -Sally
>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>>>From: [REDACTED]
>>>Sent: Friday, 22 March 2013, 11:33
>>>Subject: Fwd: [New post] CloudStack Graduates to an Apache Top Level
>>>Sally,   isn't this news under embargo until 25 March at 10 ET?
>>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>From: The Diversity Blog - SaaS, Cloud & Business Strategy
>>>Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM
>>>Subject: [New post] CloudStack Graduates to an Apache Top Level Project
>>>Ben Kepes posted: ""
>>>New post on The Diversity Blog - SaaS, Cloud & Business Strategy
>>> CloudStack Graduates to an Apache Top Level Projectby Ben Kepes
>>>Almost a year ago Citrix scored a coup when it¹s CloudStack product
>>>(which itself was formerly the cloud operating system known as
>>> was elevated to the cloud platform of the Apache foundation.
>>>It was all the more interesting sine were founding members of
>>>OpenStack and the war of words between CloudStack (in particular it¹s
>>>colorful marketing head Peder Ulander) and the OpenStack community has
>>>given those of us in the gallery much to chuckle about since then ­ if
>>>nothing else it¹s been great popcorn fodder.
>>>While it¹s fair to say that CloudStack had the high ground early on in
>>>terms of on-the-ground adoption with enterprises, it¹s also fair to say
>>>that OpenStack, with the massive buy in from big names vendors like HP,
>>>IBM and Dell, won out on the attention measures. OpenStack was, from a
>>>technical perspective, a little rough around the edges 12 months ago
>>>but it¹s fair to say that the past year has seen it come along nicely
>>>and the upcoming OpenStack summit will no doubt be a showcase of
>>>enterprise adoption (disclosure ­ OpenStack is covering my T&E to
>>>attend the OpenStack summit in Portland and as part of the summit I
>>>have written a general open cloud report for the foundation). Much of
>>>the criticism that OpenStack proponents have been able to level at
>>>CloudStack has focused on its apparently limited contributor base ­ in
>>>their minds, a project with support from essentially only one company
>>>is never going to get the traction it needs to truly
>>  become an accepted standard.
>>>Which is why the announcement that the Apache Software Foundation is
>>>promoting CloudStack to a top level project next week is so important ­
>>>to qualify as a TLP, an initiative needs to have proven a well
>>>developed community, strong governance and, by definition, widespread
>>>According to Chip Childers, Vic President of Apahe CloudStack, the
>>>foundation¹s work since adoption has focused on growing a strong
>>>community around the code and ensuring the governance is robust. As a
>>>thinly veiled criticism of some previous dramatic and unhappy
>>>happenings in the OpenStack community, Childers went on to say that:
>>>Šwe've managed to build a diverse, friendly and very open community
>>>around CloudStack. New participants receive a really warm welcome and
>>>we  make sure that all contributors are on an equal footing, whether
>>>they are writing code or helping with any other aspect of the project.
>>>Anybody thinking of getting involved in the project would quickly find
>>>what a great community we are
>>>In terms of how the project actually works - Apache CloudStack software
>>>is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a
>>>self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project
>>>Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations,
>>>including community development and product releases. Apache CloudStack
>>>source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources are
>>>available at
>>>The key thing here though is just how wise the developer community to
>>>CloudStack is. The foundation reports that as of today the initiative
>>>boasts some 440 developers and, in the most important metric of all,
>>>only 32% of those developers are from Citrix. That¹s a positive
>>>statistic and should give the CloudStack fans cause for cheers. While
>>>CloudStack has some loyal customer however, it¹s hard to see how
>>>they¹ll manage to push through the OpenStack juggernaut ­ time will
>>>tell how that all shakes downŠ
>>>Ben Kepes | March 22, 2013 at 10:13 am | Tags: Apache foundation,
>>>Citrix,, CloudStack, Dell, IBM, OpenStack, Peder Ulander |
>>>Categories: Business | URL:
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