Very significant initiative. The fact it’s under the Apache licence makes it highly reusable, and the diversity of the participants combined with open governance gives confidence it can evolve freely and openly. Most interesting is the NASA comment that their work was a response to Eucalyptus choosing to decline input from NASA because it would harm their (open core) business model.
Monty Widenius makes a good attempt to define an “open source company” in the face of the dilution of the term at the hands of besuited open core corporations.
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