The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for OpenStack, the Foundation serves more than 18,000 Individual Members from 140 countries around the world.
The goal of the OpenStack Foundation is to serve developers, users, and the entire ecosystem by providing a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds, enable technology vendors targeting the platform and assist developers in producing the best cloud software in the industry.
Like the software, individual membership within the OpenStack Foundation is free and accessible to anyone. Individual Members are expected to participate in the OpenStack community through technical contributions or community building efforts.
The Foundation wouldn't be possible without the support of so many innovative companies that have contributed in many different ways. To learn more about our Platinum, Gold, Corporate Sponsors and other supporters, check out our supporter recognition page. If your company is interested in becoming a supporter, read more about it here.
For more insight into OpenStack Foundation activities and progress, please read the 2014 annual report.
OpenStack Technical Committee members define and steward the technical direction of OpenStack software, including cross-program issues. The committee of 13 is fully elected by the project’s Active Technical Contributors.
The Board of Directors provides strategic and financial oversight of Foundation resources and staff. Alan Clark, Director of Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE, was elected Chairman of the Board, and Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, was elected Vice Chairman of the Board.
Tim Bell, Operating Systems and Infrastructure Services Group Leader at CERN, was appointed by the Board of Directors to help establish a new User Committee, created to represent a broad set of enterprise, academic and service provider users with the Technical Committee and Board of Directors.
Led by Executive Director, Jonathan Bryce, and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Collier, the Foundation staff are focused on carrying out the OpenStack mission under the strategic direction of the Board. Specific responsibilities include coordinating the project's infrastructure, such as systems for testing the software at scale, community building activities, and managing the OpenStack trademark.