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OpenStack is expected to be worth $3.3 billion by 2018, why companies should be writing open source software, and more.

There’s a lot going on in the OpenStack community and it’s easy to get lost in the noise. We’ve collected the top conversations you need to know about this week. From the latest OpenStack resources to news about users, we share the content you need to stay up to date.

"For OpenStack to grow, we need to have BOTH stability and innovation. We need to give clear guidance to the community what is stable foundation and what is exciting sandbox." — Rob Hirschfeld in his blog

"Today real software innovation doesn’t happen behind closed doors. Or, if it does, it doesn’t stay there. It’s open source, and it’s upending decades of established software orthodoxy." –Matt Asay in ReadWrite

"OpenStack looks like it will inject some $3.3bn into the market by 2018, growing from $890m this year according to 451 Research’s recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report." — Michael Cote in The Register

"Many [enterprises] want to consume the resources that an OpenStack cloud offers, but they don’t want to build their own private cloud, nor do they want to run it." — Mark Collier, COO of OpenStack, in Talkin’ Cloud

"I love that OpenStack is an open-source, community-developed system which, when leveraged properly within an organization, can have tremendous impact on every aspect of how that company does business. The effects of OpenStack on business operational efficiency and agility are incredible to me." –Sean Winn, Cloud Services Network Engineer at CloudScaling in TechnoDrone

We feature user conversations throughout the week, so tweet, blog, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]) your thoughts!