Recently I interviewed Rick on the first day of the inaugural OpenStack design summit and I wanted to catch up with him and get his thoughts on how it had gone. This is what he had to say:
Some of the topics Rick tackles:
- How it went engaging a very large technical group (100+) in an open design discussion patterned after an Ubuntu Developer Summit.
- Some of the decisions he thought would be no brainers, turned out differently e.g. OVF (open virtualization format) and keeping the storage and compute groups separated.
- Since the summit involved representatives from over 20 companies, some of them competitors, how good were people at putting away their business biases/agendas?
- How far they got (hint they got requirements from everyone for the first release).
- They’ve already gotten their first code contributions.
- How they plan to build a community: actively looking to hire a community manager. In the meantime its actively growing and in a week they’ve gone from 10 people in the IRC channel to 150 on Tuesday.
- New York Times Bits: The Recipe for Clouds Goes Open-Source
- The VAR guy: OpenStack Compute: The Next Cloud Standard?
- Forrester: As Cloud Platforms Battle For Credibility, OpenStack Is Pretty Solid
But wait there’s more…
I got back from OSCON last night with a fist full of videos. In addition to the above, coming soon to a browser near you are the following interviews:
- Brett Piatt with more OpenStack goodness
- J.P. Rangaswami, Chief Scientist at BT — Nature doesn’t require SLAs
- Simon Phipps about his new company ForgeRock
- Neil Levine, VP at Canonical about what’s in store for Ubuntu.
Pau for now…