[OpenStack Foundation] September 7, 2021 Board meeting summary

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Sep 7 16:30:25 UTC 2021

Jonathan asked me to send the Executive Summary today, so here it is!

The Open Infrastructure Foundation Board of Directors met by video 
conference today Sept 7, 2021. The agenda[1] was posted online ahead of 


The board first approved the minutes from the June 29th meeting, then 
welcomed Eoghan Glynn as a new Director, replacing Daniel Becker for Red 
Hat. The Board then heard a presentation from Microsoft about joining as 
a Platinum member. After a number of questions and discussion, the board 
followed its normal member review process and held a short executive 
session. Following the executive session the board voted to approve 
Microsoft as a Platinum member of the Open Infrastructure Foundation. 
This is very exciting news for the Foundation. Let's all welcome 
Microsoft to the OpenInfra family!

Following that, the OpenInfra Foundation staff presented an update. 
Allison Price and Jimmy McArthur covered the growth of our member 
ecosystem, and how Board members can help in that process. Erin Disney, 
Kendall Nelson and Ashlee Ferguson presented upcoming events for the 
remainder of 2021. We've had great success with the weekly OpenInfra 
Live series and will be doing an expanded version of it in November 
called OpenInfra Live: Keynotes. Sponsorships are available, contact 
erin at openinfra.dev if interested. We will also have a virtual Project 
Teams Gathering (PTG) the week of October 18. Registration is open at [2].

[2] https://openstack.org/ptg

Allison Price then presented the upcoming marketing campaigns, including 
one of the hybrid cloud use case starting in November 2021. Finally, 
Erin Disney and Ashlee Ferguson presented our event strategy for 2022. 
The current plan is to do a virtual PTG again in the spring of 2022, 
followed by an in-person summit in June 2022. Later in the year, we are 
planning to return to an in-person PTG. We hope that the health and 
safety conditions will improve to a point where we can implement this in 
2022, but will of course adjust as needed.

The last item on the agenda was an update on the Diversity & Inclusion 
Working Group plans from Amy Marrich.

Thanks to everyone who joined,


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