2Myth 1: There’s No Easy Starting Point
3Myth 2: There Are High Barriers to Entry
4Myth 3: Developers Lack Unity
OpenStack was developed from a tight-knit group where contributors knew each other well and collaboration was informal and expected. But like all successful endeavors, it has grown. The OpenStack project is built upon numerous individuals working toward the common goal of a truly open cloud environment. Imagine OpenStack as a republic regime; everyone has equal say and free entry into all interactions and participation.
5Myth 4: Development Is Unstructured
6Myth 5: Quality Is Low
OpenStack projects aim to maintain high quality through a strict gating process. All changes made by a developer have a corresponding test and no visible regression, including a review from at least two other developers. Every change submitted by developers is automatically tested, and each day more than 4,000 deployments are being completed.
7Myth 6: All Open-Source Projects Are the Same
OpenStack has a very different upbringing from most open-source projects. Most, like Linux, began as a hobby project that incorporated account users’ comments and suggestions for improvements in a new operating system. OpenStack began as a way to change the essence of how cloud computing is delivered. The stereotypes that have latched on to traditional Linux and open-source development no longer apply.