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Open Source CloudStack Gets First Apache Release

The Apache CloudStack 4.0 release continues the Cloud.com technology that Citrix acquired in July of 2011, in terms of both technology and perhaps more importantly, community contributions.

In moving to Apache, the CloudStack project has come to embrace the processes and procedures of the Apache Way. The project also needed to re-license code from the open source GPL license to the open source Apache license.

Apache CloudStack committer Joe Brockmeier told ServerWatch that the re-licensing process wasn't so much about involving lawyers as it was about ensuring proper code dependencies.

In terms of the core project, there are some new features in the CloudStack 4.0 release, although Brockmeier noted there is nothing radical in terms of enhancements.

"The core of the software is not a huge change," Brockmeier said. "There have been a number of features brought in by third parties and some features that were developed by Citrix."

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Apache CloudStack 4.0 Expands the Open Source Cloud

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.