Floyd Strimling at Zenoss’ blog talks about some of the strange political dynamics with OpenStack and its proprietary rival VMware.

From “OpenStack’s troublesome inflection point”:

Finally, what happens to OpenStack if VMware creates vOpenStack Suite? Does Microsoft counter with Hyper-OpenStack? With Red Hat already offering a preview of Enterprise-Ready OpenStack, how far away are these competing offerings? What would this do to the community? After-all, developers don’t want to see their contributions supporting large corporations giant profits. Also, do competing corporations really want to see their contributed code being used by competitors?