[OpenStack Foundation] Platinum Membership Opening

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Mon Sep 15 16:31:55 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

When the Foundation was launched, we randomly selected four of the eight Platinum Members to be categorized as Class A Platinum Members and the other four to be in Class B. Normally the Platinum Member term is three years, but for the initial term, Class A members have a slightly shorter term that ends December 31, 2014 per the Platinum Member Agreement (http://www.openstack.org/legal/platinum-member-policy/). Nebula was a Class A Platinum Member who has decided not to renew their membership beyond this year, although they may apply for Gold Membership starting in 2015.

This will result in an opening for Platinum Membership beginning January 1, 2015. The link referenced above covers the process for New Platinum Members to be elected in broad terms in Section 4. I’d like to have a discussion at the Board meeting on Thursday to determine how to handle new Platinum Member applications and will provide more detail after the meeting. One possible option is to expand the Gold Member Committee to cover Platinum Member openings as well. In reviewing the criteria, it doesn’t look like there is a lot that is extremely specific to the Gold Member class.


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