This Committee was formed during the OpenStack Ice House Summit in Hong Kong by Board Resolution on 11/4.
Interop Working Group sets base requirements by defining 1) capabilities, 2) code and 3) must-pass tests for all OpenStack products. This definition uses community resources and involvement to drive interoperability by creating the minimum standards for products labeled "OpenStack."
Our mission is to define "OpenStack Core" that is supported by all implementations as chartered by the by-laws.
- Terms Definition
- 10 Core Principles (board approved Hong Kong Summit)
- 12 Scoring Criteria (board approved Atlanta Summit)
- Designed Sections Principles (board approved December 2014)
- Interop Working Group Governance:
- Interop Working Group Process (board approved June 2021)
- Capabilities & Sections
- Current Guidelines
- Draft of the Next Guidelines
- Previous Guidelines
Objective / Scope
The Interop Working Group is around how the OpenStack brand is applied for commercial uses. Initially, this focus is on "what is core" and sustaining that definition over time. The scope will likely expand since brand is an ongoing concern related to specialized marks and other use cases.
There are three ways in which the community uses the OpenStack brand including referring to projects.
- General community use of the mark
- Project-specific use associated with development activity
- Governed commercial use
While the top two of these uses are out of scope for Interop Working Group, the committee has a need to participate in the discussion to ensure consistent and clear use.
How to Engage?
- Join #openstack-interop and #refstack on OFTC IRC
- Follow the Interop code and associated repositories: Refstack, Refstack-client and ansible-role-refstack-client
- Join our weekly meetings
- Learn the rules for submitting changes
If you cannot use Meetpad, you can ping the #openstack-interop channel at 4pm UTC on Thursday. Latest meetings notes/minutes are posted on the Etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/interop. Agenda is also posted to Etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/interop and hashed at the start of the meeting.
Logs of past IRC meetings can be found here. Much Older meetings logs from when the interop group was called "Defcore" are here.
Current Committee Leaders
The interop WG is assisted by the "refstack" core group who help maintain various code repositories.