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AUC (Active User Contributor) Recognition Working Group

Status: Working on milestone-5 (as of July 13th, 2016)

User Committee Members: Edgar Magana, Jon Proulx, Shilla Saebi
Working Group Organizers: Shamail Tahir (irc: shamail), Maish Saidel-Keesing (irc: maishsk)


This working group was created to assist the User Committee (UC) define its constituency in a manner similar to how the Technical Committee (TC) has defined the designation of Active Technical Contributors (ATC)/Active Project Contributors (APC) for participants eligible to participate in the electoral process for Project Team Leads (PTL) and Technical Committee members. The User Committee formally started conversations to recognize contributions inside the OpenStack community that are out of scope for the ATC designation. The scope for this new designation is currently being refined but the intent is to recognize OpenStack community contributors (such as operators) that are not committing code to an OpenStack TC sanctioned project. OpenStack community contributions such as code contributions to repositories under User Committee governance (e.g. OSOps, ops-tags, etc.), active participation in any User Committee working group (e.g. API-WG, Enterprise-WG, Product-WG, etc.), moderating sessions at OpenStack Ops-meetups, organizing OpenStack user group meet-ups across the world, and many other forms of contributions are currently being considered for inclusion in the formal definition of the User Committee constituency. Please see the email from Edgar Magana (User Committee member) and logs from the March 14th, 2016 User Committee IRC meeting for more information.


Please note that this working group was formed in March 2016 as a "working team" to achieve the specific goal of helping define the formal definition for "User Committee constituency" (e.g. identify people who would be eligible for the designation selected by the User Committee similar to what ATC is for the Technical Committee). Once this working team has met its objective, it will be disbanded. This is a high-priority need and therefore we anticipate making progress against our objective within weeks to months (at the most).

Meeting Information

Schedule: Thursdays at 1900 UTC
IRC Channel (on freenode): #openstack-meeting-3
Logs from past meeting: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/nonatc/

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1900 UTC

* Update on centralized data source proposal by Tom Fifield (MeganR)
* Milestone-5 update (MaishK)
* Update on preliminary count (shamail)


  • Members will meet regularly using an OpenStack meeting channel on IRC
  • We will provide periodic updates to the User Committee (at least once a month) of our progress
  • The working group will send an email to the OpenStack user committee and operators mailing lists as milestones are achieved to solicit feedback from the affected OpenStack community members
  • The team will provide a final read-out to the User Committee once our objective has been completed. The User Committee will relay the outcome and next steps to the broader OpenStack Community.


Milestone Goal References Status
1 Create working group, raise awareness of the intent, and set team meeting details https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/acc_plan_summary
2 Identify which community members are included in constituency and group-related activities into roles https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/uc-recognition-roles
3 Provide recommendations on how to gather identified metrics (favoring automation whenever possible) https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/uc-recog-m3-output Completed
[Pending Review]
4 Identify metrics that can be used to validate eligibility for each role https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/uc-recog-metrics Pending
5 Establish/identify review board for self-nominated members https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/uc-recog-m5-output Pending
6 Share findings with User Committee through a final read-out Pending
7 Create a model of estimated costs while working with user committee on new charter Pending
8 Disband working group once the objective has been achieved Pending