– Brandon Butler, Network World
April 03, 2012
Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate open source project based on an Apache license.
With the change, Citrix’s CloudStack platform for building clouds will now be an open-source project in the Apache Software Foundation that will accept input from a community of developers. Some have viewed the move as the first shots being fired in “the war for open-source clouds” as Gartner Analyst Lydia Leong put it in her blog, CloudPundit, calling Citrix’s news a “bombshell.” Today, OpenStack officials are firing back.