A view from the board

Paris, Oct 3rd, 2013
Montreal, Oct 7th 2013
Who am I?
•VP

Nick Barcet
nick@enovance.com
@nijaba

of Products at eNovance

•One

of the 50 founders of the OpenStack p...
The OpenStack Foundation

Update: we now have more than 12000+ members, from 130 countries
http://www.openstack.org/founda...
Platinum Members
Gold Members
Corporate Members 1/3
Corporate Members 2/3
Corporate Members 3/3
Supporting Organizations
•Too

many to list them all here: 194 !

•Steady

growth

•Thanks

to the efforts of the foundati...
What does the board work on?
What are OpenStack limits
•What

is a core component?

•What

can be incubated?

•What

is an integrated component?

/
How transparent can we be ?
•Defining

the transparency of our activity

•Transparency

is key to OpenSource

•Unfortunate...
Who can join the Foundation ?
•Seats

on the board are limited

•Seats

as Platinum are full (8 max)

•Seats

as Gold memb...
How do we protect OpenStack?
•Apache

License is great for patent protection
but is it enough ?

•Shall

we join OIN ? (do...
What is OpenStack certification?
•Can

anyone deliver training certification ?

•What

is common between OpenStack
trainin...
And many other subjects...
•Ranging

from exciting to sometimes boring,
but always necessary

•Validating
•Defining
•Worki...
What is really exciting for me ?
The great technical work done by the
projects
The number of new projects asking
for incubation
The amazing ecosystem that is
building at tremendous rate around
OpenStack
The industry wide adoption of the
technology that we are building
The feeling that we are helping Open
Source (FLOSS) progress
Thank you !
Nick Barcet
nick@enovance.com
@nijaba
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A View from the Board

  1. 1. A view from the board Paris, Oct 3rd, 2013 Montreal, Oct 7th 2013
  2. 2. Who am I? •VP Nick Barcet nick@enovance.com @nijaba of Products at eNovance •One of the 50 founders of the OpenStack project •Founder •One of the Ceilometer Project within OpenStack of the 24 directors on the OpenStack Foundation Board
  3. 3. The OpenStack Foundation Update: we now have more than 12000+ members, from 130 countries http://www.openstack.org/foundation/companies/
  4. 4. Platinum Members
  5. 5. Gold Members
  6. 6. Corporate Members 1/3
  7. 7. Corporate Members 2/3
  8. 8. Corporate Members 3/3
  9. 9. Supporting Organizations •Too many to list them all here: 194 ! •Steady growth •Thanks to the efforts of the foundation http://www.openstack.org/foundation/companies/
  10. 10. What does the board work on?
  11. 11. What are OpenStack limits •What is a core component? •What can be incubated? •What is an integrated component? /
  12. 12. How transparent can we be ? •Defining the transparency of our activity •Transparency is key to OpenSource •Unfortunately, some legal or financial details must be kept confidential
  13. 13. Who can join the Foundation ? •Seats on the board are limited •Seats as Platinum are full (8 max) •Seats as Gold members are limited to 24 We must help organizations that wish to join understand their commitment and ensure that they deliver before they join → Pick them
  14. 14. How do we protect OpenStack? •Apache License is great for patent protection but is it enough ? •Shall we join OIN ? (done) •Shall we encourage all members to join OIN ? •How do we protect our brand to avoid abuses ?
  15. 15. What is OpenStack certification? •Can anyone deliver training certification ? •What is common between OpenStack trainings ? •Should the foundation define what a base certification is ?
  16. 16. And many other subjects... •Ranging from exciting to sometimes boring, but always necessary •Validating •Defining •Working the foundation budget high level objectives and targets with the legal comitee on resolving brand issues (Quantum → Neutron...)
  17. 17. What is really exciting for me ?
  18. 18. The great technical work done by the projects
  19. 19. The number of new projects asking for incubation
  20. 20. The amazing ecosystem that is building at tremendous rate around OpenStack
  21. 21. The industry wide adoption of the technology that we are building
  22. 22. The feeling that we are helping Open Source (FLOSS) progress
  23. 23. Thank you ! Nick Barcet nick@enovance.com @nijaba

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