[OpenStack Foundation] Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Tue Jul 28 21:29:30 UTC 2015

The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation met today in Austin, TX. Many directors were able to make it in person with several also joining by telephone. The agenda was previously posted on the wiki: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/28July2015BoardMeeting

The meeting opened welcoming two new directors: Tsugikazu Shibata of NEC as a new Gold Director and Shane Wang of Intel as a new Individual Director. The Board also approved the minutes for the previous Board meeting which we will post to the wiki.

I provided an update from the Foundation staff on efforts during the first half of the year, including the Vancouver Summit and the new hires we have brought on for the Foundation (https://www.openstack.org/blog/2015/07/openstack-foundation-staffing-news-2/). We reviewed plans for the upcoming summit in Tokyo (https://www.openstack.org/summit/tokyo-2015/) and the second half of the year as well as our current open positions to hire. We also discussed updates to the OpenStack Compatible program to enhance the validation we are doing for products that integrate with OpenStack projects and progress on creating a professional certification program for OpenStack (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Foundation/ProfessionalCertification).

After the staff update, the Board heard updates from several committees, including the diversity working group, the transparency committee, the DefCore working group and the legal affairs committee. During the DefCore session, the Board members approved a new DefCore specification, 2015.7, that adds in authentication requirements in addition to the previously required elements.

Fujitsu then presented their application for Gold Membership in the Foundation. The Board discussed the application in executive session and then in public session unanimously voted to approve Fujitsu as a new Gold Member.

Kyle Mestery, PTL of the Neutron networking project, then led a presentation and discussion on Neutron and the state of networking in OpenStack. Carol Barret and Shamail Tahir presented an update on the plans and efforts of the product working group (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/ProductTeam). Finally the Board had a discussion about the new model for upstream project management (sometimes knows as the "big tent") and how it opens up opportunities for existing open source projects to become official OpenStack community projects. The Board also discussed some of the confusion that exists around the intersection of big tent and DefCore and talked about ways that we can work to clarify the current state.

For the evening, the Board is going to be joining the local Austin OpenStack community group for a meet up and 5 year anniversary celebration. Thanks to everyone for participating!


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