Celtics healthy, eager to embrace favorites tag in East

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His teammates, including Horford, are happy to grant that stature to the five-time All-Star who won a title with Cleveland. Irving said being around so a hungry group drives him.“It gives me a lot of confidence as the quarterback of the team,” Irving said. “This is a lot of talent that I’m being thrown out there with. A lot of responsibility that’s being put on my shoulders to lead this group, which I willfully accept.”Here are some things to watch for this season:COMEBACK KID: Whether this team ultimately can show enough moxie to make Boston’s first NBA finals since 2010 may hinge on how well Hayward plays during his comeback season.He’s acknowledged having to mentally shake off rust and rediscover his timing. He also must find his place on a team that had to find a way to play without him last season.He and Irving were presented as a dynamic duo of sorts prior to last season. Now both will get their chance to see how all the pieces fit together.Hayward said he’s waited all summer to take on the challenge.“There’s gonna be hiccups along the way… When you don’t play basketball for a year those things happen,” he said. “I’m gonna have to go at it and attack it.”POSTIONLESS LINEUP: The gift and the curse of this group is that it is loaded with so much athleticism that several players can play more than one position on the floor.It makes for a somewhat position-less lineup in which guys can fill many roles at different times. That takes everyone on the court being on the same page. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “We’re asking a lot of our players to be basketball savants now, rather than just basketball players,” Irving said, adding that the Celtics are no longer a team that can simply go out and play with nothing to lose. “It’s gonna take some time for us to figure that out.”SCARY TERRY: Rozier performed well after being thrust into a starting role during the final stretch of the regular season and playoffs with Irving injured.Rozier goes back to the bench now as he enters a pivotal fourth season. He will be restricted free agent this summer and will likely command attention from other teams.He said this group’s mentality is NBA finals or bust.“Anything we did less than last year is a failure,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston. Last season hopes were high for the Celtics in the preseason with a new-look roster that included Irving and Hayward. Five minutes into the season opener everything changed with Hayward’s gruesome leg injury. It happened again late in the season with Irving was lost to knee surgery. With both back and healthy, Boston is embracing being called the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, file)BOSTON — The band is back together in Boston.Or, at least, it’s healthy again.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award This preseason brought more welcome news when Irving publicly proclaimed his desire to stay in Boston. He stood at midcourt at the TD Garden and told a group of season ticket holders: “If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here.”The collection of talent makes the Celtics presumptive favorites in the East with LeBron James no longer lurking in Cleveland.Coach Brad Stevens said his job will be to harness the energy on this roster, not restrict what guys do.“We don’t want to set limits or ceilings on people,” he said.It was made “very clear,” Irving said, during his time in Cleveland that he wasn’t the face of the franchise. Entering his eighth NBA season, he has openly referred to himself as the leader of this young Celtics team.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP badminton: NU nearing 5th straight crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Hopes were high for the Celtics going into last season thanks to a revamped roster that included All-Star additions Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward.Everything changed five minutes into the season with Hayward’s gruesome leg injury. Expectations changed again late in the season when Irving was also lost for the year following a pair of knee surgeries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWithout them, Boston finished the regular season with 55 wins and made the Eastern Conference finals. A Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a playoff run that saw veteran leadership from Al Horford, the emergence of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as budding stars and growth from Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart.Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was able to keep the group intact during the offseason, re-signing the most vulnerable asset in Smart.last_img read more

Why I left Jesse Were, Cheche out – Migne

first_img0Shares0000Zesco United forward Jesse Were reacts during a past training session with Harambee StarsNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – The interwebs were red hot on Tuesday afternoon after Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne named his provisional team for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Kenyan football fans expressing their anger at certain choices the Frenchman made.Biggest on the list of complains was the omission of Zesco United forward Jesse Were as well as defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng from the list. The two had also not been named in the squad that played Ghana in the last qualifier. And, while naming his squad, the tactician was quizzed on why he once again overlooked the two, especially Jesse Were and said his decision was purely based on what he thought best for the team.“It’s a choice and it’s always difficult. I need to try to harmonize not the best 23 players in my list but the best group,”Jesse Were (in front) with team-mates during Harambee Stars training morning session at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“For Jesse in 26 call ups he has never scored one goal for the national team. I know he is the best striker in Zambia but we also have the best striker in Kenya in the list. Today he is not in my list but tomorrow he is there. Always the player has the answer; maybe it’s a good message for him,” the tactician stated.On Ochieng, the tactician said he personally called the defender who has since been deployed in defensive midfield role for AFC and personally relayed the message he will not be included in the team.“With Cheche what I saw during the last game with Leopards was not enough for him. For me he was not ready to play in the high level. Were (Paul) showed me that he wants to participate. Also Piston gave me a lot last year and in India when nobody was there but for me he didn’t play enough, he didn’t perform enough with his club,” Migne further stated.It is Jesse’s absence from the team that has sparked outrage from football fans especially his stats in the Zambian Premier League with Zesco making up a case for him.Kenya’s Zesco United trio David ‘Calabar’ Owino (left), Jesse Were (center) and Anthony Teddy Akumu (right). PHOTO/courtesyThe forward has hit double digit goals in all the seasons he has been in Zambia. In 2017, he scored 18 goals in the league, three in the CAF Champions League and two in the Barclays Cup to bring his season tally to 23.Last year, the striker scored 18 league goals while this year, he has hit the back of the net nine times in the league and six in the Champions league to bring his tally to 15 with the season not yet over.However, Migne who has called up Were in his previous training camps but has not played much is swayed to make his decision based on his record in the national team.In his place, the tactician has preferred to call up Masud Juma who moved to Libya to join Al Nasr Benghazi after leaving his stint in the United Arab Emirates. However, not much stats are available on the former Kariobangi Sharks forward’s portfolio up north.Cheche moved back to the KPL on short term basis to improve his form and put up a case to be included in the AFCON team after leaving Swedish club IF Bromma and has been playing consistently for AFC Leopards in midfield.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne addresses the press while naming his squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. PHOTO/FKFMeanwhile, the tactician has defended his selection especially for the young players saying he has brought them on board to learn from the seniors.“If you have 34 players with some experience and they are not happy to be on the bench you create trouble for nothing. But if you have someone ready to learn and happy to be there, it’s good. I want positive attitude in my camp,” stated Migne.Meanwhile, the tactician has affirmed the team’s target in Cairo will be to get in the knock out phase at least. Kenya is in Pool C with Algeria, Senegal and neighbors Tanzania. Top two teams across the six groups make it to the round of 16 and will be joined by the best four third placed ranked teams.“Obviously we will not travel to Egypt like tourists. When you play a competition it’s to try to achieve your best and it will be the first target for players will be to get to round of 16. Everything is possible but we will take match after match then we will see. We will try write a good story for Kenyan football,” stated Migne.0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer report: Stoke and West Ham forward target STAYING at Napoli

first_imgStoke and West Ham target Manolo Gabbiadini is settled at Napoli, according to his agent.The striker was in and out of the team last season and it has led to speculation he could be off this summer.Stoke and West Ham are both fans of the Italian – and the Potters failed with a £19m bid back in June.But now Gabbiadini looks set to stay in Napoli after his agent, Silvio Pagliari, revealed he is ready to become the club’s main striker.“Fiorentina? We never thought of such a solution. After the departure of [Gonzalo] Higuain, I don’t see the point in leaving Napoli,” Pagliari told Radio Kiss Kiss.“Mentally, Manolo is stronger than others and he’s someone that, in a transfer situation, reacts this way.“The situation has changed, things change if you’re not competing with a superstar in training and matches.” 1 Manolo Gabbiadini in action for Napoli last_img read more

Man United striker bid REJECTED, Liverpool, Chelsea and Terry latest – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are all the top transfer-related stories and football headlines in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester United have seen a £52million bid for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata REJECTED by Real Madrid, who have told the Red Devils to stump up £78m to sign the 24-year-old this summer. (The Sun)Real are hoping to replace Morata with Monaco’s teenage wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, with reports in Spain claiming Los Blancos have already bid £118million for the 18-year-old striker. (AS)Chelsea star Eden Hazard is also a target for the Spanish champions, with reports claiming they are hoping for a cut-price deal this summer due to the Belgian forward’s injury. (Daily Star)Blues legend John Terry will join Bournemouth after agreeing a £100,000-per-week salary with the south coast side. (The Sun)Liverpool are prepared to pay £52million for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez. (Daily Express)Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are all fighting it out for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has assured Anthony Martial he has a future at Old Trafford. (Various)Manchester City outcast Nolito has been pictured with Sevilla’s director of football amid rumours of an exit from the Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mirror)Barcelona are aiming to get a £45million deal for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin done by the end of June. (The Independent)Southampton manager Claude Puel has been told he will lose his job at St Mary’s. (Daily Express)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines and transfer stories:Chelsea and Manchester United target Romelu Lukaku reveals he knows his next move from EvertonLyon striker Alexandre Lacazette hints at Premier League move after describing it as ‘great league with interesting teams’Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri wants Pepe Reina to stay with Newcastle United interested in former Liverpool goalkeeperCrystal Palace in four-way transfer battle to sign Senegal striker Famara Diedhiou from AngersRomelu Lukaku UPDATE: Everton striker has ‘agreed terms’ to join new club and hints at Chelsea moveEverton join Chelsea and Manchester United in race to sign Lazio forward Keita Balde DiaoRoma bid for Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri rejected by Nice – reportsManchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma urged by AC Milan to sort out contract before Under-21 EurosBayern Munich winger Douglas Costa wanted by Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-GermainBorussia Dortmund poised to sign Tottenham transfer target Maximilian Philipp from Freiburglast_img read more

Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards

first_imgThe GAA has praised a Co Donegal club – for becoming just the second in the country to make their club grounds smoke-free.St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy officially launched the plans this weekend.Grants and signage are available from the GAA to other clubs under its ‘Healthy Clubs’ initiative. Stacey Cannon. The National Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Croke Park, said the organisation is keen to encourage clubs to introduce smoke-free communities rather than introducing a ban and praised Convoy for the initiative.“We know this is not going to happen overnight. It’s about wanting to normalise the fact that smoking no longer takes place sat the side of a pitch or training ground. St Mary’s engaged with our programme and we are delighted at the example they are setting,” she said.Lorena Barron, the Children’s Officer at the St Mary’s club, said she was delighted to see her proposal backed by the club executive.“I just didn’t think it was fair that I could be watching a game and someone could light up a cigarette beside me and send smoke over the dug-outs,” she said.“We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and this is one way of doing that.” Smokers will have to go outside the gate for a puff.The move was also welcomed by County Chair Sean Dunnion who was special guest at Saturday’s official ceremony.The club is being helped by the quit.ie website.The GAA has asked clubs who want to introduce the initiatve to email community.health@gaa.ie.Meanwhile the club had its awards night. The fantastic Mairead Browne was named Club Person of the Year, while Aimee Bonner was voted Young Player of the Year.Shauna Ward was voted Most Improved Player of the Year.Pictures: Gabrielle Gallagher.Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoysmoke freeSt Mary’s GAA clublast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Welcomes Reigning MVC Champion To The Knapp Center

first_img ESPN+ Live Audio Loyola, which advanced to the Final Four last season, has won three-straight games against the Bulldogs and owns a 17-12 advantage in the series. However, Drake has won two of the five meetings in the Knapp Center. Drake Game Notes Buy Tickets Story Links The Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center where it is undefeated this season to host preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite Loyola. Saturday’s tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN+The Bulldogs are 6-0 at home this season and are one of 62 teams in the nation that are unbeaten at home and have played six or more home dates. Drake has averaged 95.0 points in its last three games and leads the MVC with 81.2 points per game this season. That average ranks 51st nationally. Live Stats Offensively, Nick McGlynn is averaging 17.9 points per game in the last 10 games with three 20-point performances. In his last outing, he finished with his 11th career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Nick Norton had helped lead the offense with a 60-to-12 assist-to-turnover ratio in the last 10 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Evansville. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs remain home to host SIU Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Volleyball Cranes suffer second defeat in Zone V tournament

first_imgUganda (Black and Yellow) has so far lost two games at the on-going qualifiers. (PHOTOS/AGENCY)Uganda senior Volleyball men team suffered a second consecutive loss at the ongoing Zone Five All African Games qualifiers held in Kenya.It should be remembered that Uganda lost to hosts Kenya on Monday 3-2 in their opening fixture.After losing to Kenya, Uganda failed to bounce back as they fell to a superior Egyptian side, in game played at the Kasarani Gymnasium.The team under the guidance of Coach Nason Bwesigye and Andrew Okapis, lost 3-1 (25-17, 15-25, 25-14, and 25-20).Having lost the first set, Uganda won the second 25-15 to tie the game 1-1 but the Egyptians reorganized to take the third 25-14 before sealing the deserved victory with a 25-20 in the fourth, despite Uganda leading 8-4 at some stage in the last set.The defeat ended Uganda’s chances to qualify at the All Africa games.The ongoing tourney in Kenya features only four teams – Kenya, Uganda, Egypt and Rwanda. Three countries, Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia pulled out.On Wednesday, Uganda will face Rwanda and Egypt will play Kenya, in the last games.The winners of the five Zones across the continent earn a ticket to the final event at the 12th Africa Games to be held from August 19-22 in Rabat, Morocco.Also, CAVB will select two highest ranked teams to join the eight-team final.Results and fixturesDay One (Monday)-Kenya 3-2 Uganda(22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12)-Egypt 3-1 Rwanda(25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16)Day Two (Tuesday)-Egypt 3-1 Uganda(25-17, 15-25, 25-14, 25-20)-Kenya 0-3 Rwanda(26-24, 25-23, 26-24)Day Three (Wednesday)-Uganda Vs Rwanda-Egypt Vs KenyaComments Tags: 12th Africa GamesAndrew OkapisNason BwesigyetopZone Five All African Games qualifierslast_img read more

Minister of State briefs Taoiseach on ’11-out-of-10′ scale Inishowen flooding

first_imgMinister of State Kevin Boxer Moran brief An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the Inishowen flooding crisis this afternoon.Longford-Westmeath TD Moran, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, attended an emergency meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District in Carndonagh today.Moran was joined in Inishowen last night by Shane Ross, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, while the Minister for Employment and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, is expected to visit the peninsula tomorrow following the announcement today that her office is setting up a Humanitarian Assistance Scheme for flood victims. “Whatever measures have to be taken, we have to put that into co-ordination,” Minister Moran said in Carndonagh.“This is on a scale that if you are going from one to ten, this 11. That is how bad the scale of it is up here at the present time.“To see people go in and carry belongings out of their houses, that was terrible to see.“I am so used to seeing the hardship of flooding, but not of the scale I saw yesterday. I have never seen anything like this. This is all new. This has to be brought to the Government. “The funding has been announced this morning. We have never been found wanting in terms of flooding. This is something that I have never seen, on this scale.“My office is open. I don’t want this to be a political debate. We want this to be about helping people.”While funding has been promised, no figure has been put on the allocation to Inishowen as officials and experts continue to assess the scale of the widespread damage that has devastated the area.Five main locations in Inishowen were rendered as impassable following the flash flooding on Tuesday evening: at the Three Trees, Cockhill Bridge, Craignahorna, Riverside and Gortaran.Cockhill Bridge and Gornaran have since reopened, while the road at the Three Trees is to reopen with single-lane traffic. Council staff were still working today to repair damage to a bridge at Craignahorna, but the road at Riverside, on the road between Quigley’s Point and Carndonagh, remains impassable as a bridge has been totally washed away.Brendan O’Donnell, a Senior Engineer with Donegal County Council, said: “The damage here was unprecedented. We had one incident where if we had 30 loads of stone, it still wouldn’t have filled the hole. It wasn’t just about a surface being washed away. We have no estimate of the cost yet.”Fianna Fail TD, Charlie McConalogue, who also attended this morning’s emergency meeting, said: “The key challenge now is dealing with it and get things back up and running. Inishowen has got the brunt of this. It is quite localised, but it is a scale that we’ve not seen before. It is not just a matter of helping and doing emergency repair work – it is a matter of the breadth of the response.”Minister of State briefs Taoiseach on ’11-out-of-10′ scale Inishowen flooding was last modified: August 25th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brendan O’DonnellCarndonaghCharlie McConalogueCockhill BridgeCraignahornaDonegal County CouncilFLOODINGGortaran.InishowenInishowen FloodingKevin Boxer MoranMinister Joe McHughRiversideThree Treeslast_img read more

Police Officer uses Geocaching to Save a Lost Hiker

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Officer Tom Wenzl came out of the woods recently with a story he never expected. He used geocaching to find more than a cache.Officer Wenzl used his Geocaching iPhone app to locate a lost hiker. The police officer in Washington State, USA is an active geocacher along with his wife. They use the geocaching username VonDeets.Officer Wenzl reportedly used his Geocaching App to plot a Waymark based on coordinates recorded by the lost hiker’s 911 call. Police could not have used traditional maps. The area where the hiker was lost had not been mapped. After a short search, the hiker and her dog were found safe.Check out the article to the right in the Mount Vernon Police Department newsletter for more details.The story of Officer Wenzl’s creativity and determination has also been picked up by local media, including this local newspaper. His geocaching partner and wife, tells Geocaching a local TV news station is also planning to interview Officer Wenzl.Thanks Officer Wenzel for being an excellent officer and geocacher! SharePrint RelatedFinding Health and Good Habits with GeocachingMay 14, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Geocaching Connects Son to Father Lost in World War IINovember 10, 2011In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”last_img read more

Over Concerns About Openness, OpenStack Founder Leaves Rackspace

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img One of the founding members and chief architect for OpenStack says he could not get necessary changes to the open-source cloud effort made and has left Rackspace as a result. Rick Clark wrote in a blog post that he left Rackspace to pursue an opportunity at Cisco but also due to his inability to effectively lobby for changes he believes need to be made to the OpenStack effort.In particular he cited the OpenStack Governance Model that went underwent changes without community participation.OoenStack detailed the changes in a blog post. These include the election of technical leads for each project and the revamping of the Project Policy Board. There will also be a new Advisory Board.What Clark’s Departure MeansClark’s departure comes one month before the OpenStack Design Summit. The conference will help set the tone for its next evolution and test its mettle as an open organization.Openness made the Linux movement what it was. OpenStack is at a juncture that could define it as an open, community driven organization. The energy is behind the effort but confidence in the organization will in part depend on how it evolves. Clark questions that openness but is also a believer in OpenStack’s future. His post drew such attention that he took it upon himself to write a follow-up, clarifying his views about Rackpace and his support for OpenStack.Rackspace provided the following statement:Rackspace does not comment on the circumstances under which employees leave the company. We’ve gotten positive feedback on the recent changes in governance of OpenStack, with elections happening now. Code contributions continue to pour in from around the globe as we work toward the 3rd release (Cactus) April 14, followed by the second public Design Summit, April 26-29. With new developers and organizations joining and investing in the project every day, we’ve never been more excited about OpenStack’s future.In an interview, Clark said his new role at Cisco is as principal engineer and to help with open-source efforts. It was a huge opportunity he could not pass up. He thinks Rackspace is trying to do the right thing but needs to avoid the problem in the future. What he does not want is a fork. A split is bad for everyone.He supports the changes that Rackspace has made. There will be tech leads for each of the sub projects that are part of OpenStack. His role as chief architect is going away. “That’s how it should be,” Clark said.Five Big IssuesClark cited five issues in his original post that he says illustrate the problems at hand:Influence over Control. In Clark’s view, Rackspace is trying to control OpenStack more than influence it. The company had made changes to the governance of OpenStack without discussing with the community.Openness Matters. Clark says that from the start, OpenStack said openness and transparency were core to the organization. If that’s the case, then why did Rackspace not make it transparent and in the open about the changes it was making to the governance of the organization?Technology not Marketing. There’s concern that Rackspace is treating OpenStack as a marketing vehicle more than as the technology initiative it really is.Community means Participation. The OpenStack definition for community is wrong. Signing up partners does not mean the effort has a community. Partners did sign up to be a part of OpenStack but there is an issue with participation. Foundation, Foundation, Foundation. The code for OpenStack needs to go into a foundation. He writes: “Putting the code in a foundation similar to the Linux Foundation, is good for everyone. IANAL, but I believe it protects Rackspace from some types of legal liability, spreads out the cost of running the project, it shows that Rackspace understands that it doesn’t actually own the project, and it protects the project from management changes and changes of priorities at any one company. Most important of all, it encourages an ecosystem to develop, by placing everyone on fair and equal footing.”The Future of OpenStackThe future of OpenStack viewed from today’s vantage point tells a story about a movement that may be better defined by its second year than by its first.It was only OSCON last July when OpenStack launched. We have yet to see any major developments emerge from it. Those should come by next year.But in the meantime, there are some important issues to resolve before OpenStack is an open-source movement that is truly comparable to the Linux community. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more