Re: All in the family
OpenStack is not monolithic just as Linux is not monolithic. This is its fundamental strength. Certainly Canonical, RedHat, and SUSE don't agree on all things related to Linux operating systems, nor should they. In that same way, all OpenStack vendors can look for eachother's success without necessarily agreeing on business model or technology.
This is why there are hundreds of companies involved with a project like OpenStack, but only dozens with OpenStack's competitors. It's inclusive, democratic, meritocratic, and messy. That's part of why we like it. It's like any other market place, just in micro, not macro.