IDG Contributor Network: How OpenStack is listening to the community and improving the project

OpenStack is growing at an unprecedented rate. According to Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director at OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack deployments are enjoying a 44 percent year-on-year growth. More than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies are now using OpenStack.

With growth comes new sets of challenges and opportunities.

This explosive growth of OpenStack also means explosive growth of the community around this project. And it’s very critical for any open source project to listen to and address the needs of the community.

OpenStack Foundation recently organized a Leadership summit where they brought in around 40 leaders from the board, the technical committee and the users committee to discuss where the project is heading, what are the problem areas and how they can improve.

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