OpenStack® Project and
OpenStack Foundation
Eileen Evans
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Hewlett-Packard Company
4...
Agenda
• What is the OpenStack Project?
• OpenStack Project and the “4 Opens”
• OpenStack Licensing Model,
Contribution Mo...
What is the OpenStack® Project?
• “OpenStack is a global collaboration of
developers and cloud computing technologists
pro...
OpenStack releases
• Major release every 6 months (spring and fall)
• Grizzly: current release
• Havana: to be released in...
OpenStack Project and the “4 Opens”
Committed to the “4 Opens”
1. Open Source
• Open source software -> not be limited in
...
OpenStack legal agreements
• OpenStack code is available under
Apache 2.0 license
• Apache contribution model
 Corporate ...
OpenStack governance
Prior to OpenStack Foundation

Project Technical
Leads (PTLs)

7

Project Policy
Board (PPB)

© Copyr...
OpenStack Foundation
Rackspace announces intention to transfer Project
October 2011

8

© Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard D...
OpenStack framework commitment signed
Platinum Sponsors
• AT&T
• Canonical
• HP
• IBM
• Nebula
• Rackspace
• Red Hat
• SUS...
OpenStack Foundation Timeline, April-October 2012
• Foundation
Platinum/Gold
Framework
Commitment
deadline (5 Apr.)
• Draf...
Formation of the OpenStack Foundation
• Decision made to form OpenStack
Foundation, not join an existing
foundation
• Smal...
OpenStack governance after OpenStack Foundation
Prior to Foundation
- Project Technical Leads (PTLs) elected from
project ...
Lessons learned – moving to a foundation
• 6 months of open dialogue
vetted issues well, made drafting
process easier
• Me...
Summary
• OpenStack Project and the “4
Opens”
• OpenStack legal agreements
• OpenStack Foundation timeline
• Formation of ...
Questions?

The OpenStack™ Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are either registered trademarks/service
marks or trademarks/servi...
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  1. 1. OpenStack® Project and OpenStack Foundation Eileen Evans Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Hewlett-Packard Company 4 October 2013 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  2. 2. Agenda • What is the OpenStack Project? • OpenStack Project and the “4 Opens” • OpenStack Licensing Model, Contribution Model and Trademark Policies • OpenStack Foundation Timeline • Formation of OpenStack Foundation • Lessons Learned – Moving to a Foundation 2 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  3. 3. What is the OpenStack® Project? • “OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.”* • Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA in July 2010 • History of the OpenStack Project • One of the fastest growing open source projects today: • Over 200 participating organizations • Nearly 12,000 individual participants *http://openstack.org/ 3 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  4. 4. OpenStack releases • Major release every 6 months (spring and fall) • Grizzly: current release • Havana: to be released in October 2013 • Plans for next release made at OpenStack Summit, which occurs shortly after each major release • Portion of Summit is a technical, working discussion • Blueprints are submitted and discussed at the Summit • If blueprints accepted, development and testing of code follow 4 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  5. 5. OpenStack Project and the “4 Opens” Committed to the “4 Opens” 1. Open Source • Open source software -> not be limited in functionality or scalability 2. Open Design • Design summits -> open to the public 3. Open Development • Publicly available source code repository 4. Open Community • Community participation processes -> open and transparent 5 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  6. 6. OpenStack legal agreements • OpenStack code is available under Apache 2.0 license • Apache contribution model  Corporate Contributor License Agreement  Individual Contributor License Agreement • Trademark policies and agreements 6 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  7. 7. OpenStack governance Prior to OpenStack Foundation Project Technical Leads (PTLs) 7 Project Policy Board (PPB) © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Rackspace/ OpenStack, LLC
  8. 8. OpenStack Foundation Rackspace announces intention to transfer Project October 2011 8 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  9. 9. OpenStack framework commitment signed Platinum Sponsors • AT&T • Canonical • HP • IBM • Nebula • Rackspace • Red Hat • SUSE 9 Gold Sponsors • Cisco • Cloudscaling • DreamHost • Dell • ITRI • Mirantis • Morphlabs • NetApp • Piston Cloud • Yahoo! © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  10. 10. OpenStack Foundation Timeline, April-October 2012 • Foundation Platinum/Gold Framework Commitment deadline (5 Apr.) • Drafting Committee formed (late April) • Governance revisions (May-June) April /May/June 10 • Governance docs • Project Technical • Initial quarterly finalized (18 July) Lead Elections OpenStack Foundation • Foundation sign up • Official Board of closed (15 Aug.) Foundation Directors launch (19 Sept.) • Gold & Individual meeting Directors elections • Technical Committee • Initial OpenStack Elections Foundation Board of Directors meeting July/August © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. September October
  11. 11. Formation of the OpenStack Foundation • Decision made to form OpenStack Foundation, not join an existing foundation • Small legal drafting committee formed • Business leaders forum • Key issues • Not a “Blank Slate” • Technical meritocracy • Different interests and opinions 11 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  12. 12. OpenStack governance after OpenStack Foundation Prior to Foundation - Project Technical Leads (PTLs) elected from project contributors for each release to set technical direction for each project OpenStack Foundation - Project Technical Leads (PTLs) remain – no change - Project Policy Board (PPB) members elected at-large to establish policies across projects - Rackspace/OpenStack, LLC managed community, release, marketing, PR, event, legal, etc. 12 - Technical Committee – minor changes - OpenStack Foundation assumed responsibilities previously held by Rackspace/OpenStack, LLC © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  13. 13. Lessons learned – moving to a foundation • 6 months of open dialogue vetted issues well, made drafting process easier • Member companies signed commitment letters • Business leaders forum • Small legal drafting committee • Parallel legal and business meetings 13 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  14. 14. Summary • OpenStack Project and the “4 Opens” • OpenStack legal agreements • OpenStack Foundation timeline • Formation of OpenStack Foundation • Lessons learned – moving to a foundation 14 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
  15. 15. Questions? The OpenStack™ Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are either registered trademarks/service marks or trademarks/service marks of the OpenStack Foundation in the United States and other countries and are used with the OpenStack Foundation’s permission. © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
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