Lew Tucker – Cisco's chief technology officer for cloud computing – says that the networking giant has joined the OpenStack project because "a lot" of its customers are running the open source platform and it hopes to "learn" from the project. "We need to be able to contribute, and we need to be able to learn," Tucker said this …
"We need to be able to contribute, and we need to be able to learn"
You don't have to be a member of a FOSS project to contribute, nor to learn. The only reason to join, that I can see, would be to influence. And I'm not sure I'd want Cisco IOS running as a VM, either.
Great article except...
Funny they put "OpenStack is meant to be a (truly) open source platform for building Amazon-like "infrastructure clouds"", yet the product is being developed by Rackspace who has the best, most reliable (lookup the Amazon outage last week) cloud product in the business. Since the article seems to be Amazon biased, I thought I'd throw some love towards Rackspace since they are truly a driving force behind this, not Amazon.
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