1Mass of Contributors
OpenStack community officials say Linux is a great example of an open-source technology that has been widely adopted. However, comparatively, OpenStack has been and is being adopted and supported faster than Linux. For instance, OpenStack reached the same amount of contributors as Linux in one-seventh the time.
6Upcoming Sixth Release
OpenStack is transitioning to a foundation governance model and is looking for an executive director to take the helm from Rackspace, which has been leading things. This move would be much like that of IBM, which dominated the Eclipse community before turning over governance of the effort to the Eclipse Foundation under executive director Mike Milinkovich.
More than 150 companies have joined the OpenStack project since its inception, including AMD, Intel, Canonical, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Yahoo. In April, 19 companies, including AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE, Cisco, ClearPath, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing and Yahoo, announced their intent to become Platinum or Gold members of the OpenStack Foundation when it launches.
In less than two years, OpenStack Summit & Conference attendance has grown from 75 people in July 2010 to more than 1,000 attendees in July 2012.