Election Results for Individual and Gold Directors

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Each January two of the Foundation member classes hold elections to determine their Board representatives for 2014. The Gold Members held their election on January 6th-7th while Individual Members elected their Directors between Jan 12th-17th. Today the 2014 election of Individual Directors has closed and the official results are in. The elected and appointed directors… Read more »

Reviewing how Blueprints are handled

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OpenStack Compute Tech Lead Russell Bryant has triggered an important discussion on the OpenStack Development mailing list about the process to review blueprints. The Blueprints wiki page currently assigns to Project Tech Leads the task of assigning priority to the blueprints and Russell is suggesting that a wider group of people in the community shares… Read more »

OpenStack Governance: Electing Technical Leaders For Next Development Cycle

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An important part of OpenStack’s culture is to elect its tech leaders every six months: we’re in the process of electing the Project Tech Leads for the next 6 months release cycle. Our governance model based on merit is one of the strong points of our community. Except otherwise-noted in the program description, the electorate for… Read more »

Addressing the topic of ‘Core’ through Spider

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The word “core” carries with it a wide range of meaning and implication for those involved within the OpenStack community. What we’ve discovered through ongoing discussions is that the goals of one audience simply aren’t necessarily the goals of the other audiences – in fact, in some cases, they’re opposed! We first began the journey to refine the definition of core through… Read more »

The All New OpenStack Travel Support Program

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The OpenStack Foundation announces the availability of travel grants under the OpenStack Travel Support Program. The program’s aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit covering costs for travel and accommodation. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design, one of the founding principles upon which… Read more »

Who’s growing the OpenStack Pie?

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The OpenStack community is nearing 10,000 members in nearly 100 countries, with foundation support by more than 200 companies. Wondering who all those people are and what they’re doing? We did too. That’s why today we are announcing the release of our latest open source tool, Stackalytics.com. Statistics are critical to turning data into information,… Read more »

Discussions at Breakfast with the Board – OpenStack April 2013 Summit

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It is an exciting time to be part of the OpenStack community.  It was a great conference with lots of momentum around OpenStack.  The speed and growth of the community is amazing. Tuesday morning during the Summit, we continued the tradition of Breakfast With The Board (BwtB).  We wish to thank all who participated.  As board members we very much appreciated your comments of… Read more »