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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

7 responses to “OpenStack Infighting: Will It Affect The Project?”

  1. Das Kamhout

    Very true Krish, I think coopetition can help us go a long way too. It is healthy to have competition here, as long as it does not reduce our ability to innovate and move things forward – and arguing can actually lead to healthy disruption…. as an end user really wanting to help OpenStack advance for my IT needs, it appears to me that we are still moving forward. But we really need the pace to continue to accelerate.

    Das Kamhout
    Intel IT
    IT Cloud Computing

  2. Christian Verstraete (@christianve)

    This is nothing new. We’ve had that with Linux for years. RedHat or Ubuntu or… That hasn’t stopped Linux to be the de-facto standard for Unix. Same thing will happen with OpenStack. By the way, OpenStack did in two years what it took Linux 10 years to do. So, while OpenStack is progressing and having more projects in the funnel, take the time to experience it through one of the distributions or one of the public clouds.

  3. Peter Fretty (@pfretty)

    Regardless of the infighting the end goal of moving cloud forward will remain. All of the parties involved has something to gain from the success.

  4. MirantisCloud (@MirantisIT)

    Debate is called bickering by those who can’t hold their own in the argument.

  5. steve levine

    Frictionless collaboration would denote cartel mentality. I agree that a little head-banging in the open source arena connotes a healthy discourse. Problems get solved. People move around and the technology evolves.

  6. Greg Knieriemen (@Knieriemen)

    I’m not sure that I agree that “For many companies, their very competitive existence is based on the success and longevity of this project.”.

    Some, yes… most, no.

    Maybe I’m being too cynical here, but in some ways it looks like the legacy hardware vendors view OpenStack as a hedge and not central to their own internal development efforts (which are largely competitive to OpenStack). Their contributions look more like device drivers / API’s so OpenStack architects will buy their hardware. Maybe for the project to succeed this is enough for now.