Current Mood (Excited)
What an incredible journey this has been. We are celebrating 3rd birthday of OpenStack, the Open Source cloud computing software for building clouds. We have had awesome journey so far and will continue rocking.
How it started?
Rackspace + NASA = OpenStack
Where are we now? 
Rackspace + RedHat + Canonical + IBM + HP + DELL + Cisco + VMware <Insert your company here, i must have missed 150+ others> = OpenStack
To produce the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.
Our Definition of “OPEN“
How are we doing?
Over 1000 contributors making project super awesome.
Over 10271 from 124 countries are part of this revolution.
OpenStack is in production over into multiple domain from research/enterprise/telcos many public private cloud providers are selling services on top of it as well.
Me & OpenStack
I have been lucky to see the overall project grow from beginning & contribute to the project whatever way i can. I made many friends in this tenure & got to know many things about cloud/technology.
One More Thing
I see OpenStack giving me freedom to select a particular technology every level of my technology/deployment stack, be it OS/Hypervisor/Network/Storage/DevOps. I see OpenStack as a technology which gives rise to many providers & they take on with commercial vendors. I know every now and then our critics and competitors come up with one or the other theory/analysis/graph/prediction/hypothesis. I am a proud Indian and i believe in what, Mahatma Gandhi father of nation told us
First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
Its still not late, you can be part of this project many ways. Please go through the links below to understand & join us.
I will go eat some cake !!!