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The OpenStack Technical Committee is one of the governing bodies of the OpenStack project. It is an elected group that represents the contributors to the project, and has oversight on all technical matters.

The Technical Committee is formally defined in the OpenStack Foundation bylaws (in particular article 4.1(b), article 4.13 and Appendix 4) and further refined in the Technical Committee charter.


Name End of term
James E. Blair (jeblair) April 2015
Russell Bryant (russellb) October 2015
Thierry Carrez (ttx) April 2015
Sean Dague (sdague) October 2015
Anne Gentle (annegentle) October 2015
John Griffith (jgriffith) October 2015
Doug Hellmann (dhellmann) October 2015
Vish Ishaya (vishy) April 2015
Mark McClain (markmcclain) April 2015
Jay Pipes (jaypipes) April 2015
Michael Still (mikal) April 2015
Monty Taylor (mordred) October 2015
Devananda van der Veen (devananda) April 2015


The openstack-tc mailing-list is used for communication within the Technical Committee. Posting is moderated for non-members.


Next meeting: November 18, 20:00 UTC


  • Design summit format feedback
  • TC feedback on proposed bylaws changes [1]
  • Housekeeping changes
    • Trove is using trove-specs for blueprints and specs [2]
    • Update Zaqar's PTL information [3]
  • Stalled changes
    • Remove support for vendor extensions from our code [4]
    • Add a docs environment to the testing interface [5]
  • Next steps in project structure reform
    • Big tent large version [6]
    • Big tent minimal version [7]
    • Jay's version [8]
    • Informal discussions [9]
    • Discussion with Foundation staff on how to relax trademark name checks in the big tent
  • Open discussion


These items have been proposed, but are not put on the agenda just yet. Could be that they have not been discussed on openstack-dev for the time mandated by our bylaws yet, or are blocked for some other reason, or are just delayed while we process the earlier requests backlog:

  • tbd

Apologies for Absence

  • jeblair (Nov 18, 2014)

Presenting a motion before the TC

Motions need to be presented at least 4 business days before the next meeting scheduled time. They should be posted to openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org, then a pointer to that thread should be posted to openstack-tc@lists.openstack.org to make sure it gets the required attention from TC members. Upon verification, the TC Chair will put the motion on the agenda for the next meeting.

Note that before being voted on, motions must now be presented as a governance change.

Past meetings logs

Logs of past TC meetings can be accessed at: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/tc