Short Stack: Why OpenStack Matters, Plumgrid raises $17.2M open source foundation loses non-profit status

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Here we go with this week's links:

From incubation to integration in OpenStack |

In the OpenStack ecosystem, how is the decision made on what becomes part of core and the timing to integrate the component? Here’s a look at the process, in all its detail. Those that “graduate” soon will be in the Juno release in October.

Case study: OpenStack hybrid cloud powers CERN’s experiments with universe |

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is using an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) OpenStack hybrid cloud to expand its compute resources significantly and support scientists worldwide to unlock the origins of the universe. Here’s how OpenStack supports this staggering workload.

Why OpenStack Matters | Engineered Web

What accounts for OpenStack’s impressive year over year growth? What makes OpenStack different from public cloud offerings like AWS, Google and Azure. Many enterprises need a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, and OpenStack is now the top option. 

Plumgrid just raised $17.2M for cloud-based infrastructure service | Venture

Plumgird’s product, the PLUMgrid OpenStack Networking Suite, is a cloud networking infrastructure for OpenStack  The market seems to be validating enterprises that are solving a specific problem in OpenStack. 

Are open source foundations nonprofits? The IRS says no Infoworld

OpenStack and Yorba are denied nonprofit status. Does this challenge the role of foundations -- or signal open source's maturity? Is there any advantage to nonprofit status? Read on.