Open Source First

Leadership Open Source

This is a manifesto that any private organization can use to frame their collaboration transformation. Take a read. Let me know what you think. I presented a talk at the Linux TODO group ( TODO Open Source Presentation 17 January 2017) using this post as my material. For those of you that are not familiar with […]

What does it take to run a business cloud?

Open Source OpenStack

There are consistent truths that cannot be ignored. Speed of light is one. There are others below. Cloud means distributed systems connected by networks. A vast majority of cloud implementations are really rebranded platform services with their infrastructure in a fluffy icon. So I’m going to replace cloud with platform for the rest of this […]

OpenStack Seattle 2016 Keynote

Open Source OpenStack

I was fortunate enough to be asked to give the opening keynote to the OpenStack Seattle Days 2016 conference. These types of events are mini-conferences put on in partnership with the local OpenStack user group. The user group gets tickets at a discount that is subsidized by the vendor sponsorships. We generally follow the user […]

OpenStack Silicon Valley 2016 keynote

Open Source OpenStack

I was asked to give the one of the keynote addresses to the OpenStack Silicon Valley 2016 conference put on by Mirantis. These types of events are mini-conferences put on in partnership with the local OpenStack user group. The user group gets tickets at a discount that is subsidized by the vendor sponsorships. We generally […]

Take Your Open Source Project to the Foundation Level

Open Source OpenStack

I have put together below a high level “go to market” plan for an open source project becoming an standalone organization. It roughly covers similar ground to what OpenStack went through, so if you are familiar with OpenStack history, this plan will sound almost identical. The difference is I have mixed in some of what […]