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  • 1. OpenStack Foundation
  • 2. Foundation Mission The OpenStack Foundation is an independent body providingshared resources to help achieve the OpenStack Mission byProtecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack softwareand the community around it, including users, developers and theentire ecosystem. Latest:
  • 3. Road to the OpenStack Foundation April 2012 October 2011 19 companies July 18, 2012 Sept 19, 2012 Announced plans to announce support for Final legal OpenStack launch independent Foundation; form documents posted Foundation Launch! Foundation in 2012 Drafting Committee for ratificationJuly 2010 Jan/Feb 2012 June/July 2012 August 2012OpenStack Created Drafting committee Individual & Goldcommunity framework for produces and Director elections;established Foundation as a publishes three rounds first Board of community of legal documents Directors meeting
  • 4. Foundation ApproachProvide a permanent legal home for OpenStack, with broadindustry support and the resources to support OpenStack’ssuccessWhile preserving what’s working – a.k.a. the “OpenStack Way”‣ Technical people making technical decisions based on merit‣ Dedicated resources building the community and ecosystem‣ A strong ecosystem of companies making money‣ Encouraging and rewarding contribution in all forms
  • 5. Membership of the Foundation: Three types Individual Members participate in the community on their own or as part of their paid employment. It’s free to join as an Individual Member and Individual Members have the right to run for, and vote for, a number of leadership positions. Platinum Members are companies that make a significant and strategic commitment to OpenStack in funding and resources. Each of the eight Platinum Members each appoint a representative to the Board of Directors. ‣AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and SUSE Gold Members are companies that provide funding and resources, but at a lower level than Platinum Members, and fees are on a sliding scale according to revenue. Gold Members as a class elect eight representatives to the Board of Directors. ‣Cisco, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing and Yahoo! are Gold Members, with Intel, NEC and Vmware joining in September
  • 6. What does an Individual Member do?• Run for an elected position such as Project Technical Lead, Technical Committee Member, or Board of Directors• Vote in elections such as for the Board of Directors or major revisions to Foundation bylaws and structure• Stay informed of the latest OpenStack news through member updates, and talk to your Individual Member representatives about issues that are important to you• Advocate for and contribute to the OpenStack community• Be respectful, wear your “OpenStack Hat” when handling community issues, and abide by the OpenStack community code of conduct• Individual membership is free –
  • 7. Board of DirectorsResponsibilitiesOversees Foundation operations‣Sets overall budget & goals‣Advocates for the Foundation and the entire‣OpenStack communityMembershipIndividual Members elect 1/3 of the seats (8)‣Gold Members elect 1/3 of the seats (8)‣Platinum Members appoint 1/3 of the seats (8)‣Members must follow a code of conduct, committing to‣advancing OpenStack, staying active in the community,and performing their duties with integrityNo one company may control more than two board seats‣
  • 8. Project Technical LeadsResponsibilitiesManage day to day operations for their project‣Drive the project goals‣Make tough calls and resolve disputes when‣neededAlso serve on the Technical Committee‣ Nova PTL Vish IshayaMembershipEach OpenStack Core project elects one PTL‣Elected by Active Project Contributors‣Serve six month term through release cycle, but‣can be re-elected indefinitely
  • 9. Technical CommitteeResponsibilitiesEvolution of the Project Policy Board (PPB)‣Independent and meritocratic, responsible for‣software development and directionSet technical policies that cross projects‣Determine which new projects are “incubated”‣Recommend which “incubated” projects should‣become “core” OpenStackMembershipFully elected by Active Technical Contributors and‣Active Project Contributors13 total members, comprised of 8 Project Technical‣Leads, elected every six months, and 5 directlyelected members, elected on a staggered basis forone-year terms
  • 10. User CommitteeResponsibilitiesNew committee established to advocate for‣users with Board of Directors and TechnicalCommitteeClose the feedback loop to make sure we’re‣developing software that is meeting user needsMembershipTim Bell of CERN appointed by Board to‣establish committeeMix of enterprise, service provider and‣govt/academic research usersExact structure to be determined, get involved to‣help out!
  • 11. Foundation Staff & Roles‣Executive Director Jonathan Bryce hires & manages staff,reports to BoardSmall, globally distributed team of 10-12 employees‣‣Most important employed positions are focused oncoordinating the larger community resources in anindependent way (e.g. testing infrastructure, communitymanagement, marketing/event management)Legal affairs will likely require an independent attorney;‣possibly outside counsel on retainerWe’re hiring for several positions!‣
  • 12. Example Foundation Services‣ Large scale testing and continuous integration coordination‣ Tools to help developers contribute code easily‣ Event management (Summit & Conf, other regional events)‣ Legal (CLA process, trademark management & defense)‣ Educational resources to help developers, sys admins, users, CIOs, evaluate and implement OpenStack‣ Promotion of the OpenStack brand, including webinars, case studies, TCO studies, user interviews, and press outreach for member companies to leverage when promoting their OpenStack-powered products‣ Promotion of ecosystem building OpenStack businesses‣ "State of OpenStack” reports covering topics like the OpenStack Jobs outlook, OpenStack economic impact
  • 13. Summary - Foundation PrioritiesThe Foundation will provide a set of independent, shared resources to further the OpenStack Mission. Key priorities include:‣ User adoption, globally and across all industries‣ Growing and enabling the ecosystem and tools vendors‣ Delivering the best cloud software