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February 26, 20189:03 am GMT

The following are the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors (the Board) of OpenStack Foundation, a Delaware corporation (the “Foundation”) held by at the Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland at the above time pursuant to notice duly given to all directors. The following directors were present by phone for all or part of the meeting:

Alan Clark
Allison Randal
Anni Lai
Arkady Kanevsky
Brian Stein
ChangBo Guo
Chris Price
Egle Sigler
Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel (joined at 2pm)
Johan Christensen
Joseph Wang
Kenji Kaneshige
Kurt Garloff
Mark McLoughlin
Monty Taylor
Rob Esker (arrived at 2pm)
Russell Bryant
Steven Dake
Tim Bell

Also present for some or all of the meeting was Jonathan Bryce, Mark Collier, Thierry Carez and Lauren Sell of the OpenStack Foundation and certain members of the community. Mr. Clark called the meeting to order and provided an overview of the agenda. He also served as Chairman and Secretary of the meeting and recorded the minutes.

Approval of Board Minutes.

Mr. Clark presented the minutes from the January 30, 2018. After a discussion, upon a motion duly made and seconded the following resolution was unanimously approved by the Board (Ms. Randal, Mr. Price and Mr.Christenson abstained because they were not present at the meeting):
RESOLVED, that minutes of the Board meeting on January 30, 2018 attached as Exhibit A is approved.

Report of the Foundation Activities.

Ms. Sell provided a report on the events, market materials produced and organization meetings held by the Foundation. Mr. Bryce then reported on proposed changes to future PTG events. A Board discussion followed.

Strategic Focus Areas Update

Ms. Sell, Mr. Collier, Mr. Bryce led a Board discussion on the Strategic Focus areas. A Board discussion followed.

Report of Kubernetes OpenStack-SIG and OpenLab

Mr. Hoge, Mr. Hillsman and Mr. Srinivas provided an update on the Kubernetes OpenStack-SIG and OpenLab efforts. A Board discussion followed.

Report of Interop Working Group and Approval of Updated Guidelines.

Ms. Sigler provided a report on the activities of the Interop Working Group. Ms. Sigler discussed the 2018.02 Guidelines attached as Exhibit B. Ms. Sigler, Mr. Hoge and Mr. Voelker discussed the plans for an NFV Vertical Program which is not final and, thus, does not need approval. Ms. Sigler, Mr. Hoge and Mr. Voelker discussed the 2018.02DNS Add-On Specifications and 2018.02 Orchestration Add-On Specifications attached as Exhibit C. A Board discussion followed. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the Board unanimously adopted the following resolutions (Mr. Kanevsky, Mr. Garloff and Mr. Dake abstained from the vote):

RESOLVED, that the Board approves the revised guidelines designated 2018.02 Guidelines for the OpenStack releases set forth in the 2018.02 Guidelines; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board approves the 2018.02 DNS Add-On Specifications and the 2018.02 Orchestration Add-On Specifications.

There being no further business before the Board and upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was then adjourned at 4:18 pm GMT.

Respectfully submitted,

Alan Clark

Secretary of the Meeting


Alan Clark

Chairman of the Meeting

Exhibit A
January 30, 2018 Board Minutes


Exhibit B
Guidelines 2018.02


Exhibit C
2018.02 DNS Add-On Specifications and the 2018.02 Orchestration Add-On Specifications

This is a temporary summary provided until the official minutes are approved''

On February 26th, the OSF Board of Directors met in person in Dublin during the PTG. The agenda was posted on the wiki: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/26Feb2018BoardMeeting

After roll call, the Board approved minutes from the previous meeting. The day then kicked off with an update from the OSF staff about developments across the initial strategic focus areas we identified in Sydney as being key use cases for OpenStack and open source infrastructure software (datacenter cloud infrastructure, container infrastructure, edge infrastructure and CI/CD infrastructure).[1] We walked through each area and had a discussion about progress to date and future plans.

In each of these areas, our community has been working on a variety of efforts to improve the adoptability of existing open source tools and looking at new approaches that we may want to support. I provided an update [2] on some of this progress in December. Since then we have started organizing the next OpenDev event around CI/CD ( http://www.opendevconf.com/ ), and the Edge Computing Group recently published a whitepaper: https://www.openstack.org/edge-computing/

We also talked about the PTG and data we have been gathering to determine how to organize future PTGs to be sustainable from a developer attendance, ecosystem company and OSF standpoint. We are going to be surveying the -dev mailing list to get additional input with the goal of having some proposals for 2019 PTGs by the Vancouver Summit in May. In the meantime, we will begin planning for PTG4, which will most likely take place in North America again.

After lunch, we had a brief discussion about corporate membership and then moved on to talk about the product working group. Arkady and Shamail presented an update on the efforts of the PWG—their presentation is linked from the wiki. Because much of the initial work they set out to do has merged into other community efforts, the PWG will be disbanding as a distinct group.[3]

Next Chris, Melvin and Dims discussed integration work that they and the community have been doing with Kubernetes. Their presentation is linked from the agenda in the wiki and provides some very useful information on the great progress they’ve made in enhancing the ability to use Kubernetes and OpenStack together and to enable better collaboration and testing across the technical communities.

We wrapped the day up with an update from Egle, Mark and Chris on the Interop working group. Again, their update is linked from the agenda and contains a lot of detail about the current state of the interop programs. There were several motions that the Board approved for existing and new interop guidelines.

After the meeting the Board members had the opportunity to join the rest of the PTG attendees for the evening.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/foundation/2017-November/002532.html
  2. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/foundation/2017-December/002541.html
  3. http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/user-committee/2018-February/002599.html

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