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== OpenStack User Committee ==
  
As the number of production [[OpenStack]] deployments increase and more ecosystem partners add support for [[OpenStack]] clouds, it becomes increasingly important that the communities building services around [[OpenStack]] guide and influence the product evolution. The user committee's role is to represent the needs of the diverse range of [[OpenStack]] users.  The user committee is advised by Working Groups, each of whom represents different user audiences and interests.
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As the number of production OpenStack deployments increase and more ecosystem partners add support for OpenStack clouds, it becomes increasingly important that the communities building services around OpenStack guide and influence the product evolution. The [https://www.openstack.org/foundation/user-committee/ OpenStack User Committee] mission is to:
  
The user committee mission is to:
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* Consolidate user requirements and present these to the management board and technical committee
 
 
* Consolidate user requirements and present these to the management board and technical committee[1].
 
 
* Provide guidance for the development teams where user feedback is requested
 
* Provide guidance for the development teams where user feedback is requested
* Track [[OpenStack]] deployments and usage, helping to share user stories and experiences
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* Track OpenStack deployments and usage, helping to share user stories and experiences
* Work with the user groups worldwide to keep the [[OpenStack]] community vibrant and informed
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* Work with the user groups worldwide to keep the OpenStack community vibrant and informed
 
 
[1]= the User Committee may request an agenda item for the Board's meeting.
 
 
 
== How to Engage? ==
 
The User Committee and its Working Groups co-ordinate via the [http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/user-committee user-commitee mailing list] - feel free to join and post your ideas.
 
 
 
Consider looking at the working groups and teams below and joining their activities.
 
 
 
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Attend our weekly IRC meetings on Monday at 1900 UTC, if there are no agenda items that need to be discussed then the meeting will be cancelled.<br>
 
 
 
== Meeting Agenda/Previous Meeting Logs ==
 
 
 
Future Proposed Meeting: '''<u>Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 0500 UTC</u>''' as a Video Conference and also in (freenode) #openstack-meeting
 
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Note that this is 1AM US ET, but daytime for Most of the World (not US)
 
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  1.  Status Updates from the Working Groups.  Expected that we will go down the WG list below and the WG Chairs or their delegate will outline their current efforts with aim to encourage more collaboration. 
 
    * Things that may overlap other WG or project teams should be highlighted. 
 
    * Q&A aimed at bringing more people to out subsequent WG sessions (the session we have in progress and clarify the date/time and method). 
 
  It's anticipated this will be a monthly topic.
 
 
 
Next meeting: '''<u>Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1800 UTC</u>''' in (freenode) #openstack-meeting
 
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    1. Finalize approach proposed for WG Status meetings.  Immediate Proposal is to have the first Monthly UC meeting at which we will also have WG Status be July 19 0500UTC. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/user-committee/2017-June/002107.html.  Note that a followup e-mail was sent by Edgar to all WG chairs.  I've also added the proposed July 19 above.
 
    2. Finalize WG/Team requirements document. Even though SIGs concept is still being discussed, this document is needed for current existing WG/Team - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r3KwaG-SbvaKCuAE52XwPCF7cRGDrNRg6dUhPQWs0vU
 
    3. Review extra-aucs patch - https://review.openstack.org/#/c/479462/ - we should also discuss with Tom as there may already be code in place to capture this.
 
    4. Open Discussion
 
  
  
Previous Agenda: June 19, 2017 Discussion Items
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The UC governance website at https://governance.openstack.org/uc/ contains all reference documents and resolutions voted by the OpenStack User Committee (which are openly managed via proposed changes to the [http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance openstack/governance git repository]).
  1. User Survey launching June 26th and will close mid-August.
 
    * For the first time, it will be translated and available in German, Chinese/Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Indonesian. We will be promoting heavily at OpenStack Day Germany (June 26th) and the OpenStack Days in Asia in July.
 
    * Will be asking for survey analysis volunteers. More details and updates coming to the user committee & ops mailing lists. Allison Price (allison@openstack.org) is primary contact at the Foundation this cycle.
 
  2. Ops Midcycle
 
    * Working groups who will be attending or interested in attending
 
    * UC participation/workspace
 
    * Session proposals - https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/MEX-ops-meetup
 
  
Previous Agenda: June 12, 2017:
 
- Action Items from previous meetings
 
    1. Finalize approach proposed for WG Status meetings.  Immediate Proposal is to have the first Monthly UC meeting at which we will also have WG Status be June 21 0500UTC. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/user-committee/2017-June/002107.html
 
    2. Help UC with items from last weeks meeting - Propose others to volunteer to help
 
  
Previous Agenda/Etherpad from Boston Summit: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/BOS-forum-user-committee-session
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=== Current members ===
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You can find a list of the current User Committee members [https://governance.openstack.org/uc/#current-members here].
  
Logs from past meetings:
 
* http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/user_committee/2015/
 
* http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/uc/2016/
 
* http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/user_committee/2017/
 
* http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/uc/2017/
 
[http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/user-committee Subscribe to the Mailing List]
 
[http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/user-committee/ Mailing List Archives]
 
  
== Structure ==
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=== User Committee Charter ===
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You can find a copy of the User Committee Charter [https://governance.openstack.org/uc/reference/charter.html here].
  
The structure of the user committee has been recently updated - see https://governance.openstack.org/uc/index.html for more details if interested in the way that the user committee itself is formed and operates. Note that a large portion of it's mission is to support the working groups which are covered in more detail below. Any input on structure is welcome; post your thoughts on the [http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/user-committee user-committee mailing list].
 
  
=== Working Groups and Teams ===
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=== Working Groups & Teams ===
The User Committee is currently looking at a structure that involves Working Groups to conduct specific packages of tasks. The Working Groups have a defined purpose and goal, and produce work to meet their stated aims. Working Groups will have their own leadership, which will be responsible for finding volunteers in the community to complete the work. Working Groups should be allowed to form naturally and easily where a need arises, without unnecessary bureaucratic burden. However, some controls should be enacted to ensure effort is best placed, and not duplicated, so please consider the procedure below:
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The User Committee working groups and teams aim to help users represent and achieve their needs through collaboration in the upstream community. The working groups and teams can be created as-needed and grow organically. You can find a list of the current Working Groups and Teams [https://governance.openstack.org/uc/#teams here] and the requirements for establishing new Working Groups and Teams can be found [https://governance.openstack.org/uc/reference/new-uc-group-requirements.html here].
  
* [[Working Group Template]]
 
* [[Procedure for Creating a New Working Group]]
 
  
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=== Mailing-list ===
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The [http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/user-committee user-committee mailing-list] is used for communication within the User Committee. Posting is moderated for non-members.
! Working Group - Working Teams !! Status !! Co-Chairs !! User Audience !! Tag !! Expected Outcomes
 
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| [[App Dev Enablement Working Group]] || Active || Patricia Montenegro, Christopher Aedo || Cloud Applications Developers || #AppEco-WG || To create an environment where a diverse array of applications built for OpenStack can thrive.
 
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| [[Enterprise Working Group]] || Active || Yih Leong Sun || Enterprise Vendors and Customers || #Enterprise-WG || Action plans to solve Enterprise needs and issues for OpenStack adoption and deployment
 
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| [[Fault_Genes_Working_Group]] || Active || Nemat Bidokhti, Rochelle (Rocky) Grober || Operators, OpenStack Contributors || #Fault-Genes || To improve OpenStack fault management by defining and developing fault handling policies through fault classification, types, root cause, consistent logging and fault insertion.
 
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| [[LCOO]] || Active || Jamey McCabe, Sundar Krishnamurthy || Multi-cloud Contributing Operators || #LCOO-WG || Body of OpenStack Operator-Contributors with a shared interest in accelerating the enterprise maturity and adoption of OpenStack and to drive Community awareness of platform enhancements necessary to address the unique use cases of network service providers and horizontally scaling, massively distributed cloud operators. 
 
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| [[Large Deployment Team]] || Active || Matt Van Winkle || Operators || #Deploy-WG || To discuss the needs and issues of those running large OpenStack deployments
 
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| [[Massively_Distributed_Clouds|Massively Distributed Clouds]] || Active || Adrien Lebre || Operators, Telcos, Research Centers || #MassivelyDistributed || To debate and investigate how OpenStack can address Fog/Edge Computing use-cases (i.e. the supervision and use of a large number of remote data centers through a single distributed OpenStack system).
 
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|  [[Operations/Tags|Ops Tags Team]] || Active || Tom Fifield, Edgar Magana, Jon Proulx, Shilla Saebi || Operators || #OpsTags-WG || A team to define tags for ops, allowing users to make better decisions by providing useful information about OpenStack software projects.
 
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| [[Ops-telecom-nfv|Operators Telecom/NFV]] || Active || Curtis Collicutt || Telecom and NFV || #openstack-nfv || Operators Telecom and NFV Team will work with the OpenStack community and ecosystem to benefit OpenStack Operators specifically running telecommunication services and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) systems utilizing OpenStack.
 
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| [[ProductTeam|Product Working Group]] || Active || Yih Leong Sun, Shamail Tahir || Product and Business Managers || #Product-WG || To aggregate user stories from market-oriented work groups, partner with the development community on resources, and help gather data to generate a multi-release roadmap.
 
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| [[Scientific_working_group|Scientific Working Group]] || Active || Stig Telfer, Blair Bethwaite & Martial Michel || Scientific Institutions Deploying, Operating and Contributing to OpenStack || #Scientific-WG || see wiki page
 
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Latest revision as of 18:42, 22 October 2018

OpenStack User Committee

As the number of production OpenStack deployments increase and more ecosystem partners add support for OpenStack clouds, it becomes increasingly important that the communities building services around OpenStack guide and influence the product evolution. The OpenStack User Committee mission is to:

  • Consolidate user requirements and present these to the management board and technical committee
  • Provide guidance for the development teams where user feedback is requested
  • Track OpenStack deployments and usage, helping to share user stories and experiences
  • Work with the user groups worldwide to keep the OpenStack community vibrant and informed


The UC governance website at https://governance.openstack.org/uc/ contains all reference documents and resolutions voted by the OpenStack User Committee (which are openly managed via proposed changes to the openstack/governance git repository).


Current members

You can find a list of the current User Committee members here.


User Committee Charter

You can find a copy of the User Committee Charter here.


Working Groups & Teams

The User Committee working groups and teams aim to help users represent and achieve their needs through collaboration in the upstream community. The working groups and teams can be created as-needed and grow organically. You can find a list of the current Working Groups and Teams here and the requirements for establishing new Working Groups and Teams can be found here.


Mailing-list

The user-committee mailing-list is used for communication within the User Committee. Posting is moderated for non-members.