Short Stack: A serving of this week's best OpenStack links

Welcome to the Short Stack, our weekly feature where we search for the most intriguing OpenStack links to share with you. These links may come from traditional publications or company blogs, but if it's about OpenStack, we'll find the best links we can to share with you every week.

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Here we go with this week's links:

The value gained by groups like the Women of OpenStack |

Women are clearly under-represented in the tech world in general and open source is no different. One group is trying to highlight women's involvement in OpenStack by inviting them to specific events. Men are invited too, but it's about getting women together and the value that can bring to the project.

OpenStack Retools to Engage More Cloud User Feedback, Interoperability | eweek

OpenStack has recently launched an initiative to get more people involved in the project in ways besides coding. While coding has great value, the OpenStack organization wants to find ways to get people involved in other ways beyond contributing code.

7 Ways in which OpenStack Adoption Parallels Linux | Red Hat Blog

Linux may be the best known and most popular open source project out there and Red Hat's Gordon Haff argues that in many ways its adoption pattern parallels how Linux grew and developed such as understanding that it doesn't happen all at once, and it's about building a community as much as anything else.

GoDaddy may go OpenStack | ITworld

Love them or hate them, GoDaddy is a major domain host and Nancy Gorhing reports they are considering going OpenStack. While they haven't made any official announcement, there were clues in recent job ads that point to a possible OpenStack future.

OpenStack: The Project, The Products, And The Services | Cloud Architect Musings

If you're looking for an overview of the current state of OpenStack, this a great post for you because it captures a general snapshot of where the project is at this point in time including the products and services that have developed around the platform, and it's those products and services that show the relative maturity of an open source project.