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The Community Team helps developers and users of OpenStack find information relevant for them. The group is made by staff of the OpenStack Foundation and volunteers around the world. Coordination happens on the Community mailing list and on IRC, channel #openstack-community.

Community Tools


Mailing lists in local languages

It is possible to request a mailing list in a languages different than English. Basically to create a new mailing list you need to propose a change to the puppet configuration. Here is how to do it:

  1. clone the openstack-infra/config repository
   $ git clone git@github.com:openstack-infra/config.git
  1. follow the gerrit workflow and create a branch after making sure you have the latest upstream changes:
  $ git remote update
  $ git checkout master
  $ git pull origin master


 $ git checkout -b VIETNAMESE #for example
  1. edit the file modules/openstack_project/manifests/lists.pp adding something along the lines:
maillist { 'openstack-LANGUAGE_ISO_2_LETTER_EXTENSION':
         ensure      => present,
     admin       => 'YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS',
     password    => $listpassword,
         description => 'DESCRIPTION OF THE LIST IN VIETNAMESE',
         webserver   => $listdomain,
     mailserver  => $listdomain,
  1. make sure that you use spaces, not tabs; and make sure that the => are aligned in the editor
  1. commit the changes
  $ git commit -a
  $ git review

Send a message to the Community mailing list with the rewiew URL and somebody will review your request. If you're not already familiar with git review and prefer not to learn it, ask on the Community mailing list to create one list for you. Let me know what you prefer.

Working Groups


We collect a lot of metrics from the Developer's community. The CommunityMetrics page lists the facts being tracked. The OpenStack Community Activity Board is the place to go to see what's happening in the community. Alternative projects that track OpenStack Developers Community: Git-dm for OpenStack by Mark McLoughlin.