[OpenStack Foundation] March 5, 2019 Board Meeting

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Tue Mar 5 22:56:47 UTC 2019

Today the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors held a teleconference meeting. The agenda was posted on the wiki beforehand[1].

The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing the confirmation guidelines[2] for new Open Infrastructure Projects under the Foundation. Allison Randal led the Board through a review of the process by which the guidelines were drafted and their current state. The Board unanimously approved the guidelines.

In addition to the guidelines themselves, the Board also discussed some procedural items around meeting and reviewing projects for confirmation. The Board agreed to add an additional meeting prior to the Denver Summit to do an initial review of any projects that may be seeking confirmation. The Board also discussed whether there was a need to include an executive session discussion as part of each project review. There was not a formal vote on the executive session issue, but a straw vote seemed to indicate that most Board members felt that they would not want to schedule an executive session for every project review, but did want to retain the ability for a Board member to request one if needed. The Bylaws of the Foundation[3] do not currently allow for that as a valid reason to have an executive session (section 4.16), so that will require an additional step to update to allow that as an option.

Big thanks to Allison Randal for managing the process of creating the guidelines and helping us to pass another milestone as we seek to support more open infrastructure collaboration!

Next, Alan presented a report from the Compensation Committee for review and feedback from the full Board. Finally Prakash discussed community building efforts in India and proposed a meeting around the topic during the upcoming Summit in Denver.



1. https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/5March2019BoardMeeting
2. https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/OSFProjectConfirmationGuidelines
3. https://www.openstack.org/legal/bylaws-of-the-openstack-foundation/

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