Leading the "What is Core" Definition (DefCore) and supporting OpenStack Product (Hidden Influencers)
I've been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage.
On the board, I've lead the DefCore initative and founded the Product Working Group. I also work to help screen and coach new Gold Members. I am a strong advocate for operators and interoperability.
I believe that the OpenStack community is service by having a clearly defined core. I feel that we need to do a better job defining and building an ecosystem around the project.
I maintain an open balanced perspective and respect other people's points of view.
You can read more about my thoughts and positions regarding OpenStack and Cloud on my blog: http://RobHirschfeld.com.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Horizon,Cinder,Ironic,Openstack-ci,Deployment
I served on the board and participated deeply in the community inclulding leading the DefCore initiative.
I think OpenStack is in deep trouble and needs strong leadership to refocus on core, integrated deliverables.
I was on the OpenStack board for four years.
The Board is the ultimate authority for OpenStack. In times of difficult change, it is the Board's responsibility to make those hard decisions and back them up with action.
Focusing on delivering a working, stable core and moving all other efforts into the ecosystem.
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