[OpenStack Foundation] Hello...

mark at openstack.org mark at openstack.org
Wed Oct 12 13:31:31 UTC 2011

I think this is a good list of questions Jay.  I expect it will take some time to figure them all out.  Agree with Thierry we need to separate them.

I think it would be good to give a few more days for people to join the list before diving in too deep.  I'll put up a blog post today to help spread the word about the list.

As far as what to tackle first, I think it would make sense to start at a high level, recapping the discussion at the conference (video of it should be available next week to post) and address some of the initial questions about Mission & Scope before getting into structure, funding, and all that fun stuff :)

Scott Sanchez was kind enough to play court stenographer for last week's session.  If anyone wants to clean it up, feel free:   http://etherpad.openstack.org/BsUGmhl7QA

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jay Pipes" <jaypipes at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:52am
To: "Jan Drake" <jan_drake at hotmail.com>
Cc: "foundation at lists.openstack.org" <foundation at lists.openstack.org>
Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] Hello...

Hi Jan!

I'd like to see some discussion regarding what initial functions will
move to a foundation first? Legal and trademark policy stuff,
copyright and patent management sound like good beginning efforts.

How are participating organizations going to join the foundation, and
what dollar amounts grant the donor organization what rights? Is it a
good idea to look at separating the (currently singular) Project
Policy Board into at least two boards, one focused on technical
matters and another focused on legal, copyright, and trademark issues?

What, if any, technical roles should be placed into the foundation?
Release management? Community management? Infrastructure development
like Jenkins and source control, list management, etc?

Should openstack.org and the maintenance of that site be moved under
control of foundation employees?

Should the foundation even have employees, or should foundation roles
simply be employees of donor organizations, with their salaries
composing some part of foundation membership dues?

All questions that I've personally been wondering about and questions
I heard voiced last week by numerous individuals.


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:07 PM, Jan Drake <jan_drake at hotmail.com> wrote:
> ...glad to see this formed.  First salvos anyone.  ;)
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