Who makes up OpenStack?

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, OpenStack

OpenStack is a big project with a lot of supporters. But just who makes up OpenStack?

It's an amalgamation of some of the biggest tech companies in cloud computing, along with some of the newest and most promising startups in Silicon Valley.

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Today, OpenStack officials say more than 180 companies and 400 developers are actively contributing to the project while there is an even larger ecosystem of more than 5,600 people and 850 organizations that are more loosely associated with the open source cloud computing project. It continues to grow, too. While it started out with about 35 developers, OpenStack officials said that just last month 35 new developers joined the project, more than two years after its launch.

With the launch of the OpenStack Foundation on Sept. 19, the project has reached some level of independence. It is now governed by a Board of Directors, which is made up of member companies and individuals. Member companies, as of September, 2012, include:

Platinum:

-AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE

Gold member companies:

-Cisco, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing, Yahoo, Intel, NEC, VMware

For the full list of member companies, click here.

The Board of Directors, as of September 2012, is made up of:

-Alan Clark, SUSE; Toby Ford, AT&T; Kyle MacDonald, Canonical; Eileen Evans, HP; Jon Mittelhauser, Nebula; Jim Curry, Rackspace; Brian Stevens, Red Hat; Todd Moore, IBM; Lew Tucker, Cisco; Randy Bias, Cloudscaling; John Igoe, Dell; Simon Anderson, DreamHost; Dr. Tzi, CCAT/ITRI; Boris Renski, Mirantis; Joshua McKenty, Piston Cloud Computing; Sean Roberts, Yahoo; Tristan Goode, Aptira; Rob Hirschfeld, Dell; Tim Bell, CERN; Jesse Andrews, Nebula; Ben Du, 99 Cloud; Hui Cheng, Sina; Monty Taylor, HP; Troy Toman, Rackspace

Core Projects/Technical Leads


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