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The march to CloudStack's Bonita release

With CloudStack Acton now released, there's precious little time to stop and rest. Instead, we are already rapidly working on the next CloudStack release, codenamed Bonita.

As part of this release we are making a concerted effort to make the entire CloudStack development process far more transparent and inclusive. I do ask that you be patient with us in this process, the level of cultural change is massive. The first step is to at least let folks know what's going on - and Haroon (The project manager for the project) will be posting meeting minutes, status updates, etc. on the cloudstack-devel mailing list. Once we have communication down we'll work on making things far more inclusive and participatory.

So for Bonita - the status from a PM view will be here:

You'll also note that Haroon has published meeting minutes from the few meetings that have occurred; for instance you can see Bonita Kick Off Meeting:

We welcome your participation as we start work on this release.

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David Nalley is currently employed by Citrix as the Community Manager for the CloudStack project. In addition he's a long time contributor to the Fedora Project, where among other things he is currently serving on the Fedora Project Board. He's also contributed to in various forms to Cobbler, Zenoss,, OLPC Math4, and Sahana. He is a frequent speaker at Free Software conferences around the nation, and writes for a number of technical and open source media publications including Linux Pro Magazine and
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Guest Saturday, 19 July 2014


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.