OpenStack Hong Kong summit could be effort to keep China from going rogue

The OpenStack Foundation may have good reason to host its next summit in Hong Kong, and not just because OpenStack is growing in popularity in China. The foundation could hope that its decision to base the summit in Hong Kong in November might draw contributors into the fold so that they don’t splinter.

First, let’s look at some stats that show just how much interest in OpenStack there is from China. More people visit the OpenStack Web site, where anyone can download the code, from Bejing than any other city in the world, said Mark Collier, OpenStack Foundation’s chief operating officer. Bangalore comes next, followed by Silicon Valley, Shanghai and London.