Modern apps rely on automated infrastructure, from massive datacenter clouds to the smallest edge nodes for IoT and 5G, and none of it is possible without open source software. This is Open Infrastructure: open source technologies enabling everyone to provide infrastructure for others to build solutions on.
OIF and its 100,000 members from 187 countries exist to ensure each open source component is built and tested together, collaboratively, with a radical approach to openness we call the Four Opens: Open Source, Development, Design and Community.
From Community, where anyone is welcome to contribute; to Design, where diverse ideas are shared before the coding begins; to Development, when every patch is visible and tested before it lands; to the Source code itself, which is shared with the world: each is critical to how we deliver open source.
It works. OpenStack has proven the model, becoming one of the 3 most actively developed open source projects on the planet, with thousands of developers from over 180 countries. And it powers everything from massively popular games like Overwatch™ to the largest power company in the world in China, to Workday, to ATT's 5G networks and beyond.
Now we're ready to share this radically open method for developing open source software with the world beyond OpenStack, helping people build and operate open infrastructure.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Today was a great day for @ZuulCI and @OpenStack at @leboncoinEng! Testing the load capacity of our primary #OpenStack cluster. Excited to add the second one tomorrow and perform more #ZuulCI builds on them!
THANKS to 1,400+ contributors from 150+ orgs who made OpenStack Stein (#19!) a reality. There are a lot of OSS projects dominated by one company, who are changing models right now to control the benefits($). At OIF #fouropens mean more opportunity, IMHO.
Thanks to the #openstack infra team for the help to debug a mailing list issue. It's easy to forget how much effort goes into an open source community above writing the code: ticket handling, user registration, test infrastructure, web outreach and collaboration tools.