Contributed article by CloudStack community manager, David Nalley
"The people who have real control are the people doing the work. They have the real influence, and short of employing contributors, you have little real control. Want to know who has real control in an open source project? Don't look at the boards or foundations that supposedly guide a project. Look at the people contributing, and perhaps look at who employs those contributors. Want to have real control in an open source project? Contribute. Help drive the direction of the project by doing the work. That's how you acquire influence in open source."
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