Community Experience“The community is incredible. Everyone is willingto jump in and provide help and answerswhenever we have a question. In fact, in myexperience, the OpenStack Community hasproven to be much better than phone supportfrom some of the more commercial, closedproducts, ” Stephen Meier, SDSC Platforms Manager
Related OpenStackOpenStack Capabilities Project Code NameVirtual Machines: provision & manage large pools of on-demand Novacomputing resourcesVirtual Block Storage Devices: Volumes on commodity storage gear, Novaand drivers for more advanced systems like NetApp, Solidfire, and NexentaObject Storage: petabytes of reliable storage on standard gear SwiftVirtual Networks: VLAN or Flat Network, automation coming with Nova, thenQuantum project (Folsom Release fall 2012) QuantumWeb Dashboard: self-service, role-based web interface HorizonMiddleware: multi-tenant Identity Management that ties to existing stores Keystone, Glance(e.g. LDAP) and Image Service
How the Open Development process works‣ Every 6 months: ‣ New Release of Software (Essex now, Folsom in Fall) ‣ Design Summit to plan next release‣ Recent Trends ‣ Focus on quality (improved tools, dedicated QA time) ‣ Diversity of contribution: 200+ devs from 55 companies
Highlights for Essex, the latest release‣ Stability & Quality‣ Extensibility & Pluggability‣ Enterprise requirements implemented‣ Incubation
Where To Get StartedDISTRIBUTIONS DEVSTACK TRYSTACK.ORG
Road to the Foundation‣ In October announced plans to start Foundation in 2012‣ Spent remainder of 2011 researching foundation models, talking with our community‣ Kicked off formation process in January, developing a mission, structure and funding model‣ Lined up companies willing to express their commitment to the proposed structure and funding requirements‣ Currently drafting formation documents and starting community review process‣ Estimated completion and transition in Q3 of 2012
Foundation ApproachProvide a permanent legal home for OpenStack, with broad industrysupport and the resources to support OpenStack’s successWhile 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, such as testing,documenting, translating, integrating, extending, educating, financing,training, supporting, facilitating, evangelizing, designing, or art making.Always maintaining the proper balance between the individuals whoinvest their time and effort, and the companies who build businesses.
Foundation MissionThe 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: http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Mission
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
Membership of the Foundation: Three types“Individual Members” who participate on their own or as part of theirpaid employment. It’s free to join as an Individual Member and IndividualMembers have the right to run for, and vote for, a number of leadershippositions.“Platinum Members” are companies which make a significant strategiccommitment to OpenStack in funding and resources. Platinum Memberseach appoint a representative to the Board of Directors“Gold Members” are companies which provide funding and resources,but at a lower level than Platinum Members. Gold Members as a classelect representatives to the Board of Directors.
Structure Summary‣ Board of Directors and Executive Director provide legal management of organization, manage financial resources‣ Technical Committee (formerly Project Policy Board) retains oversight over technical matters. It is independent, meritocratic, with the ability to change own structure and processes. Project Technical Leads (PTLs) continue to lead individual projects. Committee and Technical Leads elected by technical community.‣ User Committee to provide feedback and input on direction‣ Legal Affairs Committee to manage CLA, devise overall IP strategy
Funding SourcesPlatinum Member Fees‣$500,000 per year (paid annually) with a three-year commitment.‣Contributing resources equivalent to 2 FTEs‣AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and SUSEGold Member Fees‣Total company revenue times 0.025%, minimum of $50,000, maximum of$200,000.‣Cisco, ClearPath Networks, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, ITRI, Mirantis,Morphlabs, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing and Yahoo!Corporate Sponsorships‣Other companies can support the OpenStack foundation at a lower cost bybecoming a Corporate Sponsor‣Additional funds will be raised through event sponsorships, like theOpenStack Design Summit & Conference, industry conferences and regionalevents
What does it mean?‣ Leading technology companies are standing strong with OpenStack and backing the Foundation as the long-term, independent home for the projects.‣ Together, these companies can move the industry forward in an open direction while continuing to innovate—the collective reach of these companies drives adoption, and our joint commitment ensures the long- term viability of the project.‣ We are all committed to The OpenStack Way: an open development process that is driven by a technical meritocracy and making significant investments in community building‣ This is all about doubling down on our community and driving key initiatives like interoperability