Fork this, VMware! Open source triumphs again

It gradually became apparent, however, that Vert.x needed a steward for more than just the concrete assets of the community. With two strong companies already involved — Red Hat and VMware — and the evident interest of more, the need for a guarantor of social assets became clear. Indeed, it was concern over who would have ultimate control over participation and contribution that lay behind Tim Fox’s original posting. The conversation turned to understanding “full service” foundations, involving a governance methodology, a community philosophy, and concrete asset stewardship.