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Individual Member Profile


Ghanshyam Mann

Date Joined
October 14, 2012



Statement of Interest

Loving the Open Source community. Trying my best to contribute to the development of Open Source software and communities.

Ghanshyam is currently serving multiple roles in OpenInfra/OpenStack Community. He is the Individual Board of Directors in OpenInfra Foundation, Chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, Core developer in various OpenStack projects (Nova, QA and a few more), and also served as OpenStack QA project PTL. He started working in OpenStack with NEC in 2012 as a cloud support engineer, and since 2014 he has been involved in upstream development. His main upstream focus is on Nova, QA, API stability, and CI/CD. In addition, he is passionate about bringing more contributors to the Open Infra family and helping them in onboarding in the community via different programs like First Contact SIG, Upstream Institute Trainings, and mentorship. Before OpenStack Upstream, he worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization. Ghanshyam started his career in technology as a C++ software developer to automate the flight management system which reduces flight operating costs as well as the pilot workload. He has also been a frequent speaker in various Open Source events such as OpenStack summit, Open Infra summit, Open source summit, Open Infra Days, and LinuxCon on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building, Open Source Governance. In addition, he has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions designs around Cloud OSS and currently serving as Cloud Consultant in NEC. More Details:
  • NEC - From 2011-10-24 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Identity service (Keystone),Block Storage (Cinder),Placement service (Placement),The OpenStack Integration Test Suite (Tempest),The OpenStack RBAC Integration Test Suite (Patrole),Nova,Patrole,Keystone,Tempest

OpenStack Summit Presentations
OpenInfra Summit Vancouver 2023
  • The OpenStack Technical Committee + Community Leaders interaction
  • OpenStack RBAC: updates & operators feedback
  • My Open Source Experience: Balancing Contributing Upstream with Daily Business Activities
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit
  • Consistent and Secure Default Policies in OpenStack
  • Users / Operators adoption of QA tools / plugins
  • Ussuri cycle community-wide goals discussion
  • OpenStack Quality Assurance - Project Update - November 2019
  • OpenStack QA - Project Update
  • Planning & Defining Structure for ‘Help most needed’ list
  • Users / Operators adoption of QA tools / plugins
  • OpenStack QA - Project Onboarding
Berlin Vancouver, BC Sydney Boston Austin Tokyo Vancouver

Speaker Profile:


Ghanshyam is a candidate in the January 2024 Board Elections .



I have been engaged in OpenStack since 2012 as a support engineer and then full time upstream developer since 2014. Currently, I am serving as a Individual Board of Director, Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and Core developer in various projects for example Nova, QA, and served as PTL for QA projects.
Open Infrastructure Foundation plays a vital role in building this healthy community by connecting developers, users, providers, and organizations. In addition, it provides an excellent platform for every stakeholder to work on the open-source software for infrastructure building. To summarize, OpenInfra is a vital pillar to add business value to the Cloud Ecosystem.
My most significant contribution is to serve as an upstream developer since 2014 to improve the software quality by understanding the use case and requirements. Also leading in community-wide goals (common improvement in all the OpenStack Projects) for OpenStack projects, which help bring more consistency and improve usability and maintenance.



I have been serving as Board in OpenInfra foundation for last two years and contributing in multiple roles. In addition, being an upstream developer for many years, I completely understand the need and gap in the community to build or improve the software closer to the use case and requirements.  I feel my close engagement with community and sharing the same in Board will help both groups to work more closely.



The board plays a vital role in any foundation. For OIF, it is also important to provide transparency and openness in the community, which helps attract more and more organizations to become members and help involve new contributors. It also supports and guides the OpenInfra foundation in various planning and activities with a wide range of experience and expertise, which provides a centric mission and motivation to be engaged together to build the open-source software.



Keep Driving the strategic planning for the foundation and community. It involves engagement and attracting more new members in the OpenInfra family and keeping track of all things/resources required by all the Open Infra projects like OpenStack, Kata Containers, Airship, Zuul, and StarlingX. Maintaining a healthy community is the overall goal and success for everyone. Nowadays, we need more contributors to help in the community, especially in OpenStack, not just in the projects used at production but also in the basic maintenance of community in support projects like CI/CD, QA, release. Therefore, strategic planning can be helpful to solve the current issues faced by the OpenInfra projects.
Collaborating around the adjacent technology and communities is much needed to build and grow together. Kubernetes is a good example of it. Having such communities more closure in governance and community work can help both communities solve their issues. 

Ghanshyam has already been nominated by:

  • Allison Randal
  • Kurt Garloff
  • Julia Kreger
  • Amy Marrich
  • Belmiro Moreira
  • Jimmy McArthur
  • Arne Wiebalck
  • Melanie Witt
  • Felipe Reyes
  • Jay Faulkner