OpenStack Foundation Changes Name of the OpenStack Summit

Nov 14, 2018

New event will be known as the Open Infrastructure Summit

The OpenStack Foundation has decided to change the name of the OpenStack Summit to Open Infrastructure Summit at the last OpenStack Summit in Berlin.

The name change was expected as the OpenStack Foundation was trying to position itself outside of the OpenStack world and as an organization to help manage their massive infrastructure.

During a press conference in Berlin, Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation said, “The OpenStack Foundation brand is not a big deal, while Open Infrastructure Summit is to bring people together who may not be involved with OpenStack.”

This is not the first time a major open source project has changed it name. The changing market dynamics also led the Linux Foundation to change the name of LinuxCon to Open Source Summit.

What’s happening is that open source is becoming very pervasive and technologies are evolving fast, broadening their reach and scope. At times names tied to specific projects limits its scope.

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