The OpenStack Foundation supported the creation of this book with plane tickets to Austin, lodging (including one adventurous evening without power after a windstorm), and delicious food. For about USD $10,000, we could collaborate intensively for a week in the same room at the Rackspace Austin office. The authors are all members of the OpenStack Foundation, which you can join. Go to the Foundation web site.
We want to acknowledge our excellent host Rackers at Rackspace in Austin:
We also had some excellent input from outside of the room:
Inside the book sprint room with us each day was our book sprint facilitator Adam Hyde. Without his tireless support and encouragement, we would have thought a book of this scope was impossible in five days. Adam has proven the book sprint method effectively again and again. He creates both tools and faith in collaborative authoring at www.booksprints.net.
We couldn’t have pulled it off without so much supportive help and encouragement.