Red Hat sets date for OpenShift open source
Red Hat has announced that it will begin open sourcing its Platform-as-a-Service system (PaaS), OpenShift, during the Open Cloud Conference on 30 April to 3 May. The free conference is being held in Sunnyvale, California. Red Hat introduced OpenShift in May 2011 and promised at that time that it would become open source at some point in the future.
The company says it "plans to make available the source code to the automation components that are used to power OpenShift, offering access to the code behind its PaaS platform", pointing out that it was built using a number of open source technologies including it's own JBoss Application Server and "technologies that Red Hat acquired from its acquisition of Makara in November 2010."
It also plans to "outline further details" of the open source community "that will feed into OpenShift." Workshops are to be run at the conference where developers will be able to see how to get an OpenShift PaaS installed and running locally and how to run it on top of OpenStack.
According to an interview with Red Hat's Isaac Roth at ReadWriteWeb, the code will be released under an Apache Licence and hosted on GitHub. Most of the code will be available with only "trivial" elements such as the sign up page from Red Hat's own service not being open sourced. Anything needed to run the actual PaaS will be included.
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