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.
The 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 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 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.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with User Committee efforts, please complete this form.
Attend our fortnightly IRC meetings Every two weeks (on odd weeks) on Monday at 1900 UTC:
Next US meeting: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017 at 1900 UTC in (freenode) #openstack-meeting
Proposed Agenda: - UC Election - Boston planning - Finalize on proposal from the Product Working Group - Open Agenda
Logs from past meetings: * http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/user_committee/2015/ * http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/uc/2016/
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 user-committee mailing list.