[OpenStack Foundation] February 26 Board of Directors Meeting

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Fri Mar 2 13:19:41 UTC 2018

On February 26th, the OSF Board of Directors met in person in Dublin during the PTG. The agenda was posted on the wiki: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/26Feb2018BoardMeeting

After roll call, the Board approved minutes from the previous meeting. The day then kicked off with an update from the OSF staff about developments across the initial strategic focus areas we identified in Sydney as being key use cases for OpenStack and open source infrastructure software (datacenter cloud infrastructure, container infrastructure, edge infrastructure and CI/CD infrastructure).[1] We walked through each area and had a discussion about progress to date and future plans.

In each of these areas, our community has been working on a variety of efforts to improve the adoptability of existing open source tools and looking at new approaches that we may want to support. I provided an update [2] on some of this progress in December. Since then we have started organizing the next OpenDev event around CI/CD ( http://www.opendevconf.com/ ), and the Edge Computing Group recently published a whitepaper: https://www.openstack.org/edge-computing/

We also talked about the PTG and data we have been gathering to determine how to organize future PTGs to be sustainable from a developer attendance, ecosystem company and OSF standpoint. We are going to be surveying the -dev mailing list to get additional input with the goal of having some proposals for 2019 PTGs by the Vancouver Summit in May. In the meantime, we will begin planning for PTG4, which will most likely take place in North America again.

After lunch, we had a brief discussion about corporate membership and then moved on to talk about the product working group. Arkady and Shamail presented an update on the efforts of the PWG—their presentation is linked from the wiki. Because much of the initial work they set out to do has merged into other community efforts, the PWG will be disbanding as a distinct group.[3]

Next Chris, Melvin and Dims discussed integration work that they and the community have been doing with Kubernetes. Their presentation is linked from the agenda in the wiki and provides some very useful information on the great progress they’ve made in enhancing the ability to use Kubernetes and OpenStack together and to enable better collaboration and testing across the technical communities.

We wrapped the day up with an update from Egle, Mark and Chris on the Interop working group. Again, their update is linked from the agenda and contains a lot of detail about the current state of the interop programs. There were several motions that the Board approved for existing and new interop guidelines.

After the meeting the Board members had the opportunity to join the rest of the PTG attendees for the evening.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


1. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/foundation/2017-November/002532.html
2. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/foundation/2017-December/002541.html
3. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/user-committee/2018-February/002599.html

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