An excellent article has been posted on Wired.com: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/collaboration-in-action-weaving-proven-tech-into-openstack#ixzz29gZqCdKO
The article talks about OpenStack, an emerging open source community focused on industry collaboration, and its development of a cloud infrastructure implementation that has achieved significant market acceptance and growth. Leading vendors across several industries are joining forces are developing a common code base that will enable 'state of the art' cloud infrastructure solutions.
In another OpenStack activity, Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, will be be talking to the Cloud Standards Customer Council ( http://www.cloud-council.org/ ) on the organization's mission and direction. You can hear Jonathan on Wednesday, October 24th by registering for the talk at http://bit.ly/RKhhKH