It started with a Tweet last week from Joshua McKenty: “OpenStack has lost its heart. Last summit I will attend.”
That’s somewhat shocking to read if you consider that McKenty helped found the open source cloud computing project, built a startup company that sold OpenStack cloud software and formerly sat on the board of directors of the Foundation that governs OpenStack.
How exactly has OpenStack “lost its heart”? McKenty explained: “When we started this project it was about trying to create a new open source community”, he says. As OpenStack has grown he says its turned into a corporate open source project, not a community-driven one.