In this week’s news: the community wishes OpenStack a happy 4th birthday, SAP throws its support behind OpenStack, and the latest book sprint has come to an end

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 stories and 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.

OpenStack creates a structure for managing change without a benevolent dictator

By: Andy Oram

OpenStack depends on the community instead of a single, well-intentioned leader, to give the project direction and balance.

##[The rise of OpenStack in the cloud](http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/cloud-services/the-rise-of-openstack-in-the-cloud-1258569)
By: Desire Athow

In an interview with Tech Radar, David Fishman, VP of Marketing for Mirantis, explains why OpenStack makes sense for the enterprise and shares the results of benchmarking the company did to determine how quickly private clouds could be provisioned on OpenStack.

##[Growing Up Fast: OpenStack Turns 4](http://www.scalr.com/blog/growing-up-fast-openstack-turns-4)
By: Sebastian Stadil

Scalr reflects on OpenStack’s growth over the past four years and concludes that it’s not just for early adopters anymore.

##[SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud](http://www.zdnet.com/sap-supports-open-source-cloud-foundry-and-openstack-for-cloud-7000031890/)
By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

SAP is putting its weight behind a handful of open source projections including OpenStack.

##[The OpenStack Architecture Design Guide Book Sprint](http://openstackr.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/the-openstack-architecture-design-guide-book-sprint/)
By: Kevin Jackson

Kevin shares his experience of writing an entire OpenStack guide book in 5 days.

>*”Compared to last year, OpenStack’s individual members have almost doubled in number, while contributors have more than doubled.”* — from [SiliconAngle](http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/07/24/4-years-later-openstack-milestones-and-future-challenges/)

>*”It won’t happen for some time, but I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that when more complex peering and federation with OpenStack starts happening, players like AWS will start to look quite small.”* — Sean Lynch, CEO of Metacloud, in [Business Cloud News](http://www.businesscloudnews.com/2014/07/23/four-years-of-openstack-will-it-dominate-cloud-in-four-more/)

>*”…the 4th OpenStack birthday is a community event, not a news event.”* — [Jesse Proudman](https://www.bluebox.net/insight/blog-article/no-cute-metaphors-just-happy-birthday-to-openstack) of Blue Box

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