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Individual Member Profile



Yujie Du

Date Joined
July 05, 2013

None From 2012-10-16 (Current)
99cloud From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Community management




Ben is a long-time open source and community activist, OpenStack evangelist in China. He is co-founder of COSUG(China OpenStack User Group). He continuously evangelizes the OpenStack community through his weibo, speaking at conferences, and business development activities to attract new member companies and contributors.

Yujie is the key organizer for the largest OpenStack test platform in China. And now it growns to be a big alliance, where users, companies, and developers in the value chain all contributed to the community. In addition, has invited industry leaders from China and around the world to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, know how, and business opportunities.

Follow him on Twitter: @ben_duyujie or Weibo:@ben_杜玉杰 and learn more on



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Keystone,Openstack-manuals


Yujie is a candidate in the 2014 Board Election.


What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?


As Mark mentioned on HK Summit I am the founder and organiser of the China OpenStack User Group(COSUG), the largest OpenStack User Group. I have been involoed since the Shanghai OpenStack Conference in 2011 and was instrumental in enabling many Chinese companies joining the community. For the last 3 years I’ve continuously evangelized the OpenStack in China for development community and companies, such as 99cloud, Centec, Hillstone, HuaWei, and Intel(you can see that on

I am a passionate advocate for OpenStack application as I sincerely believe that OpenStack presents a unique platform for Government agencies, research institutions, and businesses to build open and innovative clouds and maintain control.

This year I also organised OpenStack tracks in Beijing Open Source Conference and CloudConnectChina, PyConCN, OpenStack's 3rd Brithday Celebration and regular meet ups around the China.


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


Prior to be involved in the OpenStack project, I have taken an active interest in Chinese Open Source(Linux) Community. As the Community Director of CS2C,biggest Linux distribution vendor in China and 99cloud, I encourage that my team to actively join Open Source projects and events. We are proud to announce that we are one of the leading Chinese companies who have contributed codes to the OpenStack community :-)

I hope to continue to serve for China's open-source community, and have the chance to work for a world-class project contributed by developers around the world. So If I can have the opportunity to serve on the OpenStack Foundation board, I will use the experience that I have learned over the years to advance the development of the project and adoption of the platform in China.

In addition, I will facilitate the cooperation of the community in China and around the world.


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?


The board's role is to protect the OpenStack's trademark and empower the whole community to continue to build great software and advance the adoption.

There are lots of chinese companies who are using Openstack and lots of Chinese developers who are contributing to the project, which we have seen at the HK summit. We need to leverage the momentum. As openstack matures, an expanding China cloud market will be good for the whole community.

This open and innovative model of using ICT resources will enable new strategies, new standards and new opportunities for China information service industry and around the globe.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2014?


With the previous success in its infrastructure development and world wide adoption, the next top priority is to keep pushing more enterprise adoption and development of common services, standards and best practices on OpenStack ecosystem.

As I have mentioned last year, training will be a top priority for community in China, both for users and the developers. For example, there are lots of developers who want to join and contribute to the OpenStack community, but for various reasons,such as languaes, time zones, and communication style, they haven't been able to participate fully.

So my priority is to train more IT professionals and developers to improve their OpenStack knowledge, and they will surely contribute more success cases and codes to the project!

Yujie has already been nominated by:

  • Jack mac
  • shake chen
  • yan heven
  • Tom Fifield
  • Nick (Nicolas) Barcet
  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Kiran Murari
  • Rohan Kanade
  • Ray Nugent
  • Mark Collier