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OpenStack SIGs

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OpenStack SIGs

OpenStack SIGs are teams within the community where we collaborate to bring unified discussions for all community members who share a common interest. As examples SIGs can be but are not limited to being a first stage in the development of new projects, feature requests, standards adoption, policy implementation, adjacent community work, and just general discussion(s). Here is the list of current SIGs:

SIG Scope ML prefix Contact Other resources
API Formerly known as the API-WG, the API SIG scope is to improve the developer experience of API users by converging the OpenStack API to a consistent and pragmatic RESTful design. The working group creates guidelines that all OpenStack projects should follow for new development, and promotes convergence of new APIs and future versions of existing APIs. [api] Chris Dent, Ed Leafe, Michael McCune Meeting [1]
Meta The SIG for SIGs so to speak. A SIG to discuss OpenStack SIGs themselves, to encourage workgroups to become SIGs, accompany them along the way, give them tools and processes to be efficient. More generally, this SIG will discuss how to best close the loop between users and developers of OpenStack. [meta] Melvin Hillsman (mrhillsman), Thierry Carrez (ttx)

SIG overview


SIGs are not restricted in the methods and tools they use to communicate. We do however want to provide guidelines which may help those SIGs who need direction and/or assistance for onboarding.

Mailing List

Currently we have the OpenStack-SIGs mailing list which you can sign up for here: http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-sigs When using the mailing list, be sure to add the tag [topic] at the beginning of your subject line. An example of this can be found here: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-sigs/2017-July/000000.html ( the [Openstack-sigs] tag in the example is added by the Mailman software that drives OpenStack mailing lists )

Proposed SIGs


Status: Forming (Proposal: http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-sigs/2017-July/000013.html)

Description: OpenStack's Ansible SIG is a community of practice and collaboration for developers, operators, and end users of OpenStack with Ansible. Its purpose is to facilitate cross-project collaboration amongst Ansible-related OpenStack projects and efforts, and to provide a broader feedback loop between operators and users of Ansible in OpenStack clouds and developers of Ansible-related tools for deploying, operating, and managing services in OpenStack Clouds. The Ansible SIG also facilitates awareness of improvements, project timelines, or issues relating to OpenStack in the Ansible project community, and aspires to grow the collective pool of contributors across both open source projects.

Potential Goals

  • Provide a unified source of Ansible + OpenStack related information for developers, operators, and consumers of OpenStack cloud infrastructure
  • Build / consolidate knowledge around best practices and existing roles or playbooks for operators and users
  • Grow the pool of maintainers and knowledge around development for Ansible's OpenStack modules (and the Shade library) and better understand how they are used by operators / end users
  • Others: TBD!


  • Users of Ansible to deploy, manage, and/or consume OpenStack and OpenStack services
  • Contributors and/or users of various Ansible-related OpenStack projects, OpenStack modules in Ansible, and/or Ansible roles for use in or with OpenStack
  • Anyone curious about using Ansible and OpenStack together

SIG Leads

  • Robyn Bergeron (rbergeron)
  • Another Ansible+OpenStack Enthusiast, TBD

Community Infrastructure

Other notes

This SIG will essentially be the same group as the OpenStack Working Group in the Ansible community (OpenStack WG request in Ansible can be found here.). Most of the community-facilitating infrastructure / information will likely live in OpenStack's community space; however, pointers from one group to the other will be made as needed for clarity / necessity.