OpenStack Foundation Aims to Define the Core Open-Source Cloud
VIDEO: Allan Clark, Chair of the OpenStack Foundation explains what the organization is now doing as it prepares for its new Havana release.officially launched in September 2012 in a bid to provide an open governance model for OpenStack. OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform originally started by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 that has since become a much bigger effort with widespread industry participation. Allan Clark, currently serves as the chairman of the board for the OpenStack Foundation. In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK, Clark explains what the board is currently doing as it pushes the open-source cloud platform forward. Clark is no stranger to the world of open-source boards. He also serves on the board of directors at the Linux Foundation and is the director of industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source at SUSE. The OpenStack Foundation has a large and lively board, with 24 people on it. Clark said that having a larger board means that it does take more time to get through issues. He added that the large board is also a good thing as it means there is a lot of diversity and viewpoints.
Among the big items on the docket for the OpenStack Foundation now is an effort to define itself and what its core projects are all about. A number of different projects make up OpenStack today, including Nova Compute, Swift Storage, Neutron Networking and the Horizon Dashboard.