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Red Hat ups OpenStack contributions in Essex release

LouisGoddard
OpenStack

Red Hat has been upping its contributions to the cloud platform OpenStack, according to statistics published last week

Open source giant Red Hat, which
announced
annual revenues of $1bn late last month, has been
upping its contributions to the cloud platform OpenStack, according
to
statistics
published last week. An analysis of Git activity

cited
by open source news site The H places Red Hat as the
third most frequent corporate contributor to OpenStack’s latest
release, bested only by founders Red Hat and Nebula, despite not
being an official member of the project.

According
to
tech blog GigaOm, both Red Hat and IBM are set to announce
membership during next week’s OpenStack
Spring Conference
in San Francisco. But unlike Red Hat, IBM
doesn’t figure at all on the list of regular contributors.

The top 10 corporate contributors with numbers of lines changed,
generated through email address scraping by the “Git Data Miner”
program, is reproduced below:

Rackspace                 239195 (46.8%)
Nebula                    124821 (24.4%)
Red Hat                   27591 (5.4%)
Citrix                    20403 (4.0%)
Midokura                  17331 (3.4%)
HP                        13020 (2.5%)
Nicira                    8721 (1.7%)
hudayou@hotmail.com       6359 (1.2%)
Cisco Systems             6324 (1.2%)
Delta Electronics         3497 (0.7%)

Delta is followed closely by Ubuntu creator Canonical, which has
racked up 3,267 line changes in the latest release. Codenamed
Essex, this is the fifth major iteration of OpenStack — according
to the website, it “focuses on quality, usability and extensibility
across enterprise, service provider and high performance computing
(HPC) deployments.”

Backed by NASA, OpenStack aims to provide a flexible and reliable
open source cloud platform, allowing any provider to easily create
their own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product. The project
saw its first major release in October 2010, with its
Python-centric codebase having evolved significantly since.

(via
The H
)

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