[OpenStack Foundation] November 17 Board of Directors meeting

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Mon Nov 21 22:49:09 UTC 2016

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Jonathan Bryce <jonathan at openstack.org> wrote:
> Last Thursday, the Board of Directors had a teleconference meeting. The
> agenda was posted online
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/17Nov2016BoardMeeting
> The first portion of the meeting was an executive session to finish
> discussing the Gold Member applications that were unable to be reviewed at
> the meeting before Barcelona. After the executive session ended, the Board
> voted in open session to add 3 additional Gold Members, all global companies
> based in China: China Telecom, ZTE and Inspur. The addition of these 3
> companies fills up all available Gold Member spots. Some directors expressed
> an interest in expanding the number of available slots. If you are
> interested in participating in that discussion, Shane Wang started a
> discussion thread on the Foundation mailing list on the topic.
> Next the User Committee gave an update on the work they have been doing to
> create elected positions voted on by AUC members. They expect to present
> again at the December Board meeting.
> Finally, the Board used the remaining time to talk about several strategic
> issues impacting OpenStack. Toby Ford started the discussion off with some
> thoughts on items that he sees as a large OpenStack operator around scaling
> OpenStack environments up and down, and also additional technology options
> that will be important in the future. The discussion was very lively and
> something that clearly needed more time and effort to cover. Board members
> agreed to start to document and collect their thoughts and to revisit the
> topic again in upcoming Board meetings.

Thanks, Jonathan. I've posted my own informal recollection of the meeting here:



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