OpenStack turns two
The OpenStack open-source cloud initiative originally launched by Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) and NASA is having its second birthday, and with that comes much analysis of the platform's development and progress--including from OpenStack itself. OpenStack, which considers itself the Linux of the cloud, noted that there were 166 entities contributing to its open-source effort after 84 weeks of existence, and that it took Linux 828 weeks to attract 180 contributors. Some critics believe, however, that too many contributors could be a hindrance to OpenStack's development and could lead to a fracturing of the standard. See eWeek's coverage for more.