For the past year, CloudStack has been in the Apache Incubator, a preliminary process for new projects at the Foundation that aims to validate that a project can follow the ‘Apache Way’ of getting things done. CloudStack has now officially graduated from the Incubator and is now a Top-Level Project at Apache.
“It’s really important to note that incubation isn’t about the maturity of the codebase, but the maturity of the community,” Joe Brockmeier, PMC Member Apache CloudStack, told Datamation. “CloudStack was already mature, code-wise, when it entered incubation.”
Brockmeier added that for CloudStack, the primary challenge was learning how to do all the work in the open, and for individuals who hadn’t done open source work before to become acclimated to working in the open and following new procedures.