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The OpenStack Foundation

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the global development, distribution and adoption of open infrastructure with more than 105,000 community members from 187 countries around the world. The OpenStack Foundation was founded in September 2012 to provide an independent home for the OpenStack cloud operating system, which has since become one of the largest and most diverse open source projects in history.

The goal of the OpenStack Foundation is to serve developers, users, and the entire open infrastructure ecosystem by providing a set of shared resources to build community, facilitate collaboration and support integration of open source technologies. Primary activities include organizing large-scale test infrastructure, community management, and bringing together more than 20,000 open infrastructure enthusiasts each year at global events including the Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit).

In December 2017, the OpenStack Foundation began incubating new Strategic Focus Areas, starting with Container Infrastructure, CI/CD and Edge Computing. The Strategic Focus Areas include include new pilot projects and communities, the first of which are Kata Containers, Zuul and the Edge Computing Group. If you are interested in building an open infrastructure project at the OpenStack Foundation, contact [email protected].

The Foundation wouldn't be possible without a strong ecosystem of companies that have contributed in many different ways. To learn more about our Platinum Members, Gold Members and Corporate Sponsors, check out the supporter recognition page. If your company is interested in becoming a supporter, read more about it here.

Individual membership of the OpenStack Foundation is free for anyone with an interest in open infrastructure. Individual Members are expected to participate in the community through technical contributions or community building efforts, and vote in an annual election for the Board of Directors.

For more insight into OpenStack Foundation activities and progress, please read the annual reports:

Foundation Board of Directors

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.

Meet The Board of Directors

Projects & Communities at OSF

OpenStack Project

OpenStack is an open source software project for creating private and public clouds, powering 60 public cloud data centers and thousands of private clouds at a scale of more than 10 million physical cores worldwide.

Technical Committee  User Committee


Kata Containers

The speed of containers, the security of VMs

Kata Containers is an open source project delivering increased container security and workload isolation through an implementation of lightweight virtual machines.

Architectural Committee  Working Committee


Stop merging broken code

Zuul is an open source CI/CD platform specializing in gating changes across multiple systems and applications before landing on a single patch.



The Edge Computing Group is a working group comprised of architects and engineers across large enterprises, telecoms and technology vendors working to define and advance edge cloud computing. The focus is open infrastructure technologies, not exclusive to OpenStack.

Edge Whitepaper  Weekly Meetings  Join the Mailing List


Elevate your infrastructure

Airship is a collection of interoperable and loosely coupled open source tools that provide for automated cloud provisioning and life cycle management in a completely declarative and predictable way. The focus of this project is the implementation of a declarative platform to introduce OpenStack on Kubernetes, and the lifecycle management of the resulting cloud.



A Fully Featured Cloud For The Distributed Edge

StarlingX is a complete cloud infrastructure software stack for the edge used by the most demanding applications in industrial IOT, telecom and other use cases. Based on mature production software deployed in mission critical applications, newly open sourced StarlingX code is the base for edge implementations in scalable solutions that can be productized now.



OSF Staff & Shared Resources

Led by Executive Director, Jonathan Bryce, and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Collier, the Foundation staff support projects hosted by the OpenStack Foundation 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 such as the OpenStack Summit and smaller events, and management of legal assets and workflow including trademarks.

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Meet The Staff   Marketing Portal

Foundation Member Individual Directory

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Job Opportunities at OpenStack Foundation

OpenStack Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OpenStack Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OpenStack Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OpenStack Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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