OpenStack Foundation becomes Open Infrastructure Foundation

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As part of this year's virtual Open Infrastructure Summit, the OpenStack Foundation has announced to change its name to Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF). This is intended to reflect an expansion of the organization's mission, scope and community : Instead of focusing solely on OpenStack, the mission is extended to building open source communities for the further advancement of all open source software to support open infrastructure. The OpenStack Foundation had already expanded its mission beyond OpenStack and committed itself to the development of open source software for cloud technologies and container scenarios such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and edge computing .

In addition to previous OpenStack Foundation members such as AT&T, Ericsson, Huawei, Red Hat and Tencent, the world's leading financial technology group Ant Group (formerly Ant Financial and Alipay), Intel subsidiary Wind River, which specializes in embedded systems, and the Chinese company are new Network and telecommunications group FiberHome have become platinum members of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. It currently has over 100,000 community members from more than 187 countries and, in addition to OpenStack, is now promoting Magma and projects such as Airship, Kata Containers, OpenInfra Labs, StarlingX and Zuul.

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