We are pleased to announce the formal acceptance of the CentOS Cloud SIG by the CentOS Board.
The CentOS Cloud SIG aims to focus on building, delivering and maintaing the software needed to run cloud infrastructure on premise. This includes all the integration work that is needed with the hypervisors, the storage controllers, the networking stack around it and the user interface components. In many cases, we will rely on and extend the work being done in the Virtualisation SIG, the Storage SIG and other niche specific efforts as they come up in the CentOS Ecosystem.
This effort is being bootstrapped by Kushal Das, a long time open source evangalist and cloud engineer; Helping him are Rich Bowen, Haikel Guemar, Garrett Holmstrom, Jaime Melis, Javier Fontán and I'll be working with the group as CentOS Board liason helping them with infra and process requests as they come up.
Given the scope of what we are trying to achieve, we are going to need lots of community participation, and we'd like to start by sending a call out to the larger cloud ecosystem to come and join the effort.
The initial conversations are all going to take place on the centos-devel mailing list ( http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel ), please come and join the effort.
You can read more about the Special interest group at : http://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud