OpenStack is committed to an open design and development process. The community operates around a six-month, time-based release cycle with frequent development milestones. During each release cycle, the community gathers for the Forum to gather requirements from users, then developers meet at the Project Teams Gathering (PTG) to begin development work and cross-project collaboration. The following is an example of the OpenStack release cycle:
The product working group has analyzed input from project teams to create a directional view of OpenStack for the next three release cycles. This content is intended to provide the OpenStack community and users with insight into the development direction of OpenStack projects.
Because our design and development is done in the open, we have public documentation available regarding the development status of the current release and decisions made at each Forum. You have the opportunity to review this information in technical detail at the following links: