Linux and OpenSource have changed the IT world in ways that few people would have envisioned 20 years ago. Why did this happen and how have various circumstances and parties contributed to make this possible? Kurt Garloff, VP Engineering at DBU Cloud Services in Deutsche Telekom (DT) and long-term Linux contributor and manager, will share some of his observations and see what this could mean for OpenStack. He connects this to the decision of DT deciding in favor of adopting OpenStack for their TelekomCloud BusinessMarketplace. Kurt tells a bit more about the drivers and strategy for DT's BusinessMarketplace, how the offerings look like, how it uses OpenStack and how he would like the project to evolve.