Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat told ServerWatch that the key idea behind OpenShift Commons is to enable open and transparent discussion.
Red Hat’s OpenShift platform is already available in three deployment models including OpenShift Online, OpenShift Enterprise and the OpenShift Origin open-source project. Participants in the OpenShift Commons include Accenture, Cisco, Cloudera, Hortonworks, CA and Orange among others.
Badani explained that the reason why Red Hat is opening up a new community, rather then just enabling the discussion in the Origin project for example is to enable broader participation. Badani noted that he didn’t want people to think that for example, they needed to contribute code or bugs in order to participate.