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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 21 – 28)

OpenStack Summit May 2014 Schedule & Registration Deadlines

The official Summit agenda is now live. Adjustments, edits, additions to the schedule may be made between now and the Summit.  Continue to visit the site for updates.
March 28 is the last day to save 50% off the full price and register for the Summit at the discounted Early Bird rate. Don’t miss out – prices will increase on March 29. Register now.

Running a Baseline Usability Test on Horizon

Over the last few months, a group of folks from multiple companies has been doing research around building a set of Personas to present at the Atlanta Summit. Liz Blanchard wrote up the results of the first usability testing on the most recent (Icehouse) version of the OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon).

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW or pay extra to join the Summit! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Check the official agenda

How to Build OpenStack Docs and Contributors through Community

Anne Gentle lays the ground for the discussions to be held in Atlanta: collaborate on a request for proposals for a new front-end design for our documentation that can help us make changes to how docs are authored. Also, how to enable non-CLA contributors to the docs. Read more about our Docs team, how it manages to work upstream and coordinate work across continents.

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Joseph Robinson renminmin
Michał Jastrzębski Longgeek
Erlon R. Cruz Thom Leggett
Uros Jovanovic Michał Jastrzębski
Thom Leggett Hareesh Puthalath
Kazutaka Morita Emmet Hikory
Chris Friesen Ryan Hallisey
Luigi Toscano Zhang Gong
Longgeek Vlad Naboichenko
Joseph Matthew Ching Steven DuChene
Jeff Applewhite Sergey Gotliv
Zhang Gong Marco Morais
Therese McHale Luis Fernandez
Allison Randal Jason Kincl
Aleksey Chuprin Steven Gonzales
Ricardo Carrillo Cruz Sergey Murashov
Jay Faulkner Michael Elder
Svechnikov Artur Christian Huebner
Alon Marx Chad Lung
lirenke Alexei Vinogradov
Brandon Logan Feng Xi Yan
Meena Pitchiah
Madhuri Kumari
Jeremiah Patterson
Anna Shen

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

Trying to ping for a review during openstack summit

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 14 – 21)

Upcoming changes to Design Summit format

Since the very beginning of OpenStack we fulfilled our Open Design promise by organizing a developer gathering open to all OpenStack contributors at the beginning of all our development cycles, called the Design Summit. Those events have proven to be an essential part of OpenStack success and growth. Lots of things are changing for the Atlanta “Juno” Summit: staggering conference and Design Summit, no more unconference but “Other Projects” dedicated track, more coordination with cross project discussions. Read the details, do it now.

OpenStack 2013.1.5 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.1.5 stable Grizzly release. A total of 44 bugs have been fixed across all projects. These updates to Grizzly are intended to be low risk with no intentional regressions or API changes. The list of bugs, tarballs and other milestone information for each project can be found on Launchpad.

I need some data from the OpenStack user group leaders

OpenStack Ambassadors are compiling user group data. To better track how we’re doing worldwide. Pay attention to messages from your area’s Ambassador as they may need to get a few details about how your OpenStack user group has been doing in the past half-year. The data provided will be used in the first “Regional Activity Report” at the Juno summit.

CERN Cloud Architecture – Update

CERN Cloud Architecture has grown, included a third cell and enabled Ceilometer compute-agent. Because of that CERN needed to perform some architecture changes to cope with the number of nova-api calls that ceilometer compute-agent generates. Read the details provided by Belmiro Moreira.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

li jian Ramashri Umale
Russell Haering Joe Fegan
Yuko Fukuda ramesh
Octavian Ciuhandu Srinivasa T N
Boden R Sridhar Gaddam
Adrian Vladu Matthew Edmonds
Ben Bell Jose Idar
mariam john Brandon Logan
Santiago Baldassin Sriram
Om Kumar Kevin Fox
Erno Kuvaja Jeremy Hopkins
Andrew Bramley Andre Aranha
Aleksandr Chirko dingxy
Greg Lucas Sylvain Baubeau
Matt Griffin Piyush Masrani
Jon Grimm Akhil Hingane
boh.ricky
cyli
Ying Li
Thiago Paiva Brito
Jamie Hannaford
Christian Martinez

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

fail-period

submitting a patch that passes Python tests, but realizing jenkins failed you because the commit message has a period at the end

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 7 – 14)

My take on OpenStack proects, Congress, part 1 of 10

Sean Roberts started a series of posts about OpenStack projects that he thinks are critical and risk of getting lost in the noise.

An Icehouse Sneak Peek – OpenStack Compute (Nova)

It seems like it was only yesterday that the OpenStack community found itself gathering in Hong Kong to set the design goals for the Icehouse release. As we entered March development was still progressing at a fever pitch in the lead up to the feature freeze for the release but now the dust has started to settle and we are able to start getting a real feel for what OpenStack users and operators can look forward to in the Icehouse release.

People don’t like to queue up

Marconi’s developer Flavio Percoco has a crazy idea: let’s get rid of queues. How wacky is that?

OpenStack community training

The OpenStack community training project has been working since July 2013 to provide a structured training program to enable skill development for maintaining, consuming, and contributing to OpenStack. The team iscontinuing to increase the accuracy and usability of the documentation and training by engaging with user groups and community members across the world. Get familiar with this project and consider helping it out.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before March 3rd for your invitation.
  • No more batch invites will be sent.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Jia Dong Cristian Fiorentino
David Pursehouse zhangjinnan
zhiwei steve sonnenberg
mouad benchchaoui Jon Grimm
Roey Chen Greg Lucas
Piyush Masrani David Pursehouse
Mark Maglana Martin Konrad
Ana Malagon Alfredo Deza
Alexandra Settle Martin Mágr
Thiago Paiva Brito Bertrand Lallau
Madhuri Kumari Benjamin Staffin
Ivan Chavero (imcsk8) Sudhakar
Trevor Hutton Josh Gachnang
Tom Howley Jim Rollenhagen
Steven Kaufer Don Schenck
Simon Lorenz Russell Haering
Seth Fox Simon Chang
Maish Nirali
John Wood Michael Yu
Hemanth Ravi tinytmy
Facundo Farias mariam john
Ziad Sawalha bruceSz
Pierre Rambaud Gang Wei
Peter Belanyi Charles Crouch
Numan BK Box
Krsna Alexandra Settle
Ghanshyam John Haan
Chuck Burkett izikpenso
Akhil Hingane Tom Howley
Trent Geerdes Phil Hopkins
Jay Faulkner
rbenali
Joel Friedly
Forrest Carpenter
Danny Al-Gaaf
Brad P. Crochet
Brad P. Crochet
wanglianmin
hzxiongwenwu
Zhang Yang
Rajdeep
Pierre Rambaud
Luke Gorrie

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

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Finishing the last few bits of documentation and translating before passing it to the release manager

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 28 – Mar 7)

Make OpenStack speak your language

Looking for a way to contribute to OpenStack? Coding is just one of the available options. In fact, there are several non-coding activities like design, documentation, marketing and internationalization. For more details about this, go ahead and check out the how to contribute wiki page.

OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta

The OpenStack Foundation is delivering a training program to accelerate the speed at which new OpenStack developers are successful at integrating their own roadmap into that of the OpenStack project.  If you’re a new OpenStack contributor or plan on becoming one soon, you should sign up for the next OpenStack Upstream Training in Atlanta, May 10-11. Participation is strongly advised also for first time participants to OpenStack Design Summit.

Why we do Feature freeze

OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez explains why OpenStack project does something so ‘anti-agile’ as feature freeze weeks before the release.

The Intersection of the OpenStack and Python Communities

OpenStack reached the considerable size of 1.3 million lines of code, mostly python. Oslo PTL Doug Hellmann shares his thoughts on how to keep OpenStack complexity manageable.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Redeem your invite code NOW! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for your invitation.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent next week.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlanta? Visit http://openstack.org/summit

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Other News

Got Answers?

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Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Ben Kero Franck
Shashank Hegde lirenke
Scott Adkins Raphael Mondesir
Matthew Weeks Newell Jensen
Lisa Clark Jon-Paul Sullivan
Anton Thaker Chuck Burkett
Wl-dustin Wl-dustin
Travis Plummer Santiago Baldassin
Marek Denis Rohit Karajgi
Shweta P Dimitri Mazmanov
Joshua Kolden ChenZheng
Jeremy Hanmer Arun Kant
Hou Ming Wang liuxichao
Daniel Gollub Simon Ingelsson
Andreas Rehn James Polley
keyvan Andres Isaac Benavides
Qiu Hua Qiao Santhoshkumar Kolathur
Alexander Bochkarev Matthew Weeks
Takuma Watanabe João Vale
Jamie Hannaford Jay Buffington
James Polley Daniel Korn
Ailing Zhang Richard Megginson
Itsuro Oda Peter Belanyi
Santhoshkumar Kolathur Hou Ming Wang
KATO Tomoyuki Glenn M. Gobeli
Timur Nurlygayanov Fabio Morais
Taylor Smith Jia Ming Zhang
Sourabh Patwardhan Song Li
Shawn Boyette Michael Denny
Li Min Liu Kurt Taylor
Kai Zhang James Michael DuPont
eaglezpf Erlon R. Cruz
Youcef Laribi David Barrett
Richard Megginson Alexander Jones
Priti Desai YAMAMOTO Takashi
Kevin Kirkpatrick Trinath Somanchi
Gabriele Cerami Paul Van Eck
David Johansen Nathan Regola
Damian Van Vuuren Matthew Weeks
Brett Campbell Mark Uszov
Alex Holden Coleman Corrigan
Rabi Mishra Alexander Bochkarev
Meena Pitchiah Mandeep Dhami
Lon Hohberger Lon Hohberger
Justin Lund Ibad Khan
Dmitry Tantsur Dmitry Tantsur
Abhishek Kekane Trent Geerdes
Masahito Muroi Luis de Bethencourt
Jackie Heitzer Jason E. Rist
miguel quintero Jackie Heitzer
guillaume thouvenin Constantine Peresypkin
Tomoko Inoue miguel quintero
Rémi Alvergnat Julio Luis Staude
Lyssa Livingston John Kasperski
Jason E. Rist Igor Kalnitsky
Forrest Carpenter Rick
Spencer Krum hadi esiely
Wei Tie Xurong Yang
Sylvain Baubeau Sasikanth Eda
Philip Marc Schwartz Fengqian
Xurong Yang Andreas Rehn
Luis de Bethencourt Numan
John Eckersberg Emilio
Ripal Nathuji Om Kumar
Vandita Julien Vey
Jonathan Brownell Jeff Applewhite
Jim Rollenhagen Rajalakshmi Ganesan
Glenn M. Gobeli Oleh Anufriiev
Bruce Reeler Joshua Tan
Philippe Godin Joseph Matthew Ching
David Lapsley Alan Kavanagh
Aneesh Puliyedath Udumbath Sandhya Dasu
Zoltan Arnold Nagy Ramy Asselin
Xinyuan Huang Miranda Zhang
Marc Solanas Xiaolin Zhang
John Haan Roman Vyalov
Ian McLeod Jay Lee
git-harry Vandita
Debo~ Dutta Terry Howe
Daneyon Hansen Gabriel Samfira
ritesh nanda Eli Klein
Yuanhui Liu Alexander Braverman
Paul Van Eck yasunori jitsukawa
Kirill Izotov Jonathan Brownell
Julien Leloup Dougal Matthews
Dhanashree Gosavi Oleksii Serhiienko
J. Derek Roller
Damian Van Vuuren
Andrew Kerr
Alex Holden

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

Refactoring old code

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 14 – 28)

Why you should be reviewing more OpenStack code

Icehouse 3 is upon us, and as someone that is on a bunch of core review teams, it means a steady drum beat of everyone asking how do they get core reviewers to review their code. Sean Dague explains quite well why you should be doing code reviews.

Trusted Cloud computing with Intel TXT: The challenge

In today’s connected environments, attacks on compute infrastructure are ubiquitous. Major players have been compromised by hackers and malware, with damages inflicted both to their reputation and their business. Protecting the infrastructure from external and internal threats is an important part of operating production grade cloud environments. Christian Huebner introduces how OpenStack integrates with TXT.

Our Cloud in Havana

Upgrading a nearly 50,000 core cloud from Grizzly to Havana can be done with a series of steps, each of which can have short periods of reduced functionality but with constant VM availability. Tim Bell tells us how CERN upgraded its OpenStack cloud.

Status of the OpenStack port to Python 3

Python 3 has been around for about 5 years, and we have excellent reasons to make sure OpenStack runs well on it. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In his article, Cyril Roelandt explains what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to help.

OpenStack selected as mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014

OpenStack has been selected to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many contributors we could join GSoC for the first time.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

Waiting for zuul to get my review checked

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 7 – 14)

OpenStack 2013.2.2 released

The OpenStack Stable Maintenance team is happy to announce the release of the 2013.2.2 stable Havana release. A total of 98 bugs have been fixed across all projects. These updates to Havana are intended to be low risk with no intentional regressions or API changes. Official release notes.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by end of today.
  • Applying for Visa? Looking for accommodation in Atlante? Visit http://openstack.org/summit
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Security Advisories

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Other News

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

Protected by the gates

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 31 – Feb 7)

Defining OpenStack “Core”

Quite a lot of debates online and not around the DefCore initiative, triggered by a message by Thierry Carrez with comments from Mark McLoughlin, Nick Barcet, Troy Toman, Dan Wendlandt, Mark Collier, Tim Bell, Eric Windisch, Boris Renski, Pete Chadwik, Randy Bias, and others.

StoryBoard sprint in Brussels

StoryBoard is a project Thierry Carrez started a few months ago. Quite a few people in OpenStack have been running into a number of issues with Launchpad (inability to have blueprints spanning multiple code bases, inability to have flexible project group views, inability to use non-Launchpad OpenID for login…), and were investigating replacements. Tired of explaining why existing alternatives wouldn’t work for OpenStack task management, Thierry ended up writing a proof-of-concept to show a practical example. That proof-of-concept was sufficiently compelling that the Infrastructure team decided we should write our own tool.

The road to Juno Summit – Atlanta 2014

  • Have you redeemed your invite code yet? Do it now! Check your inbox and spam folder if you contributed code before January 25 for yours.
  • Next batch of invites will be sent regularly after each milestone until feature freeze.
  • The call for speakers is open: submit your proposal by Feb 14.
  • Applications for Travel Support Program. Apply by Mar 2.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Reports from Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Wei Wang haruka tanizawa
Lukas Bednar Wei Wang
Joanna Huang Facundo Farias
Bertrand Lallau Esperanza Romero
Andrew Kerr Kirill Izotov
Ryan McNair Aneesh Puliyedath Udumbath
Martin Lopes Ruslan Kiianchuk
Donald Dugger Roland Hochmuth
Don Talton Ihor Stehantsev
Ren Qiaowei Tim Landscheidt
Matthew Gilliard Malini Kamalambal
Ronak Shah Nicolas PLANEL
Jay Lee

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

fail-period

submitting a patch that passes Python tests, but realizing jenkins failed you because the commit message has a period at the end

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Jan 24 – 31)

OpenStack 2014: Powered by Users

If momentum is any indication, 2014 is poised to be a defining year for OpenStack. All of our vital statistics, from community growth to code commits and tracked deployments, doubled in 2013, and all signs point to continued growth. As we start a new year, we in the OpenStack Foundation are putting our resources behind elevating the voice of OpenStack users and tightening the feedback loop between users and developers to influence decisions such as the scope of the project, new feature priorities, interoperability requirements and operational best practices.

New Foundation Gold Members & Sponsors

The OpenStack Foundation is thrilled to have new additions to our ecosystem. Three new Gold Members and 18 Corporate Sponsors have recently joined the incredible list of companies who are supporting the Foundation and driving innovation on the platform.  AptiraHuawei and Hitachi won the OpenStack Board’s approval at the November board meeting and joined the Foundation as Gold members, which requires a strong, strategic commitment to the technology and community. We’ve also seen amazing support in Corporate Sponsorship and we want to share the impressive list of recent additions.

OpenStack Commitment to Interoperability

Now that OpenStack has tons of users, we need to make sure all (downstream) products labeled “OpenStack” have a certain set of core capabilities, and we need to verify those with automated tests just like we do upstream.  End-users should be our focus, and ensuring they get what they want and expect out of the platform once it’s running as a service is paramount.  The goal is to define the first set of tests in time for the May 2014 Summit in Atlanta. If this matters to you, get involved!

Maturing the Horizon Overview Page Part 1 and Part 2

User experience designer Liz Blanchard goes into details about tells in two blog post how she and Ju approached the designing of the Overview page for Horizon.

OpenStack Object Storage release 1.12.0

New release of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) with new features for operators and end-users alike.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Most Popular OpenStack Videos of the Week

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

Shalini khandelwal Zoltan Arnold Nagy
Ronelle Landy Aaron Greengrass
salman memon Renat Akhmerov
Tzanetos Balitsaris Ren Qiaowei
Jesse Noller Douglas Mendizabal
li,chen
Steven Weston
Mat Lowery
Jesse Noller
Hirofumi Ichihara
Ed Leafe
Alexander Tivelkov
Pierre Padrixe
Morgan Jones
Matthew Booth
IvanBerezovskiy
Dan Dyer
Allison Randal
Liping Mao
Assaf Muller
 Heather Whisenhunt

Latest Activity In Projects

Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.

OpenStack Reactions

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About to start a TC meeting

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OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest

It’s a new year and we’re looking for a new design to grace OpenStack’s T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show us your creative talent and submit an original design for our 2014 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!

If you’d like to participate simply send a sketch of your design to events@openstack.org.

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The winning design will be showcased on T-Shirts given out at PyCon in Montreal, April 9-17, 2014 as well as future events worldwide.

T-Shirt Postcard

For some inspiration, check out last year’s winning design by Raul.  Get your pencils sharpened or fire up your design software of choice and send us your sketches! We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with!

2013 Winning T-Shirt Design

2013 Winning T-Shirt Design

Guidelines:
  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material; by entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work
  • Design should be one that appeals to the majority of the OpenStack developer community
  • Deign may include line art, text, and photographs
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″ (inches)
  • Design may use a maximum of three colors
The Fine Print:
  • One entry per person, please. And it must be original art. Content found on the internet rarely has the resolution needed for print, and it’s considered unlawful to use without permission.
  • Submissions will be screened for merit and feasibility, and we reserve the right to make changes such is image size, ink or t-shirt color before printing.
  • By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by the OpenStack Foundation including, but not limited to, the OpenStack website, the 2014 OpenStack PyCon T-shirt, and future marketing materials
  • The OpenStack Foundation reserves the right to final decision
  • The creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on the OpenStack website!

Chairman’s Corner: Great 2013 to even Greater 2014

2013 was a very active year for the OpenStack board of Directors – and as a personal note, a very enjoyable year.  When the Foundation launched in September of 2012, the critics were troubled that the Foundation would be led by such a large board of 24 members.  Although 24 is large for a board, I am happy to report that the benefits have far outweighed any drawbacks. A large board has allowed many viewpoints, opinions and expertise to be shared, considered and included as part of the decision process. It has served the Foundation well because the board members are focused on the community, are very active and committed to the success of the Foundation.

Over 2013 many new board initiatives were launched. Through these efforts, you can be assured that the Foundation’s finances, trademarks and other assets are under excellent care. The benefits of which will continue to manifest themselves throughout 2014 resulting in additional qualified members, OpenStack Summit travel assistance, aligned training efforts, user experience, adoption and case studies.

As a board we are excited by the prospects that 2014 brings. There are many areas where we want to grow and improve the Foundation.  Those of high importance are the ones we gather directly from the community. A few topics that I’d like to highlight, were gathered recapped at the Breakfast with the Board at the Hong Kong Summit.

Membership Growth

2013 has demonstrated tremendous community growth. Many of the people we talked to at the Summit are fairly new members of the community. We were very pleased to hear that their community experience has thus far been positive. They are encouraged by the tone of the community and the talented people whom are engaged in the effort.  2014 is the perfect point in time to help all members discover ways to contribute their talents and to develop collaborative connections across the community.

Recognition for Contribution

We all enjoy doing something that serves a purpose. Contributing to the OpenStack project provides many ways to do something meaningful. We have a very vibrant community with people who are very dedicated and passionate about what they do.  They give it their best because they’re passionate about the project’s future impact on technology. Finding ways to highlight people for what they do, we help the project to fulfill its purpose and help provide an environment where work has meaning.

Core Definition

OpenStack is enjoying tremendous growth with the number of new projects and programs. While this makes it exciting to be part of OpenStack development, for those that are new and those looking in from outside of the community, OpenStack could begin to look unfocused or fractured. Growth demonstrates the need to convey the message that the core and integrated components are mature and stable while the new projects bring exciting innovation. In our messaging, we’ll balance new features with stability and upgradeability of the code, while ensuring diversity of and innovation around non-core projects and plugins. Throughout 2013 working together the board and TC have been tackling this topic, working toward implementation in 2014.

Individual Director Elections

Over the past year, the board has been evaluating and looking for ways to improve the Individual Director’s election process. Given the dramatic growth of the community, the desire for diverse representation and community participation, the board has been analyzing potential options to find an alternative process that is preferred by the membership and that meets the legal requirements. Community feedback from Summit attendees clearly indicates a need for additional in-depth education prior to the board taking any form of action on this topic.

When a project has experienced as much early success as OpenStack has, it can be a tempting prediction to believe the momentum will slow down. But I’m not betting on it. We at the Foundation board are committed to building on our momentum this year, and these are just a few of the many fun initiatives that the board will tackle during 2014 to do so.  OpenStack is a fun project and a great community.  2013 was a great year. 2014 is going to be even more exciting!

 

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