Facebook Opens Up Open Compute

“This is about community, not just about the people that can
consume the technology, it’s also about the supply base,”
Frankovsky said. “We are passionate about delivering tangible goods
and we are publishing specs and source files.”

The Open Compute Foundation is being largely modeled after the
Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The ASF is home to many
successful open source projects including the Apache Web Server.
The ASF is a multi-stakeholder model, where projects begin in an
incubation phase before graduation to full project status.

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