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December 3, 201512:09 pm

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

  • Alan Clark
  • Egle Sigler
  • Eileen Evans
  • Jonathan LaCour
  • Kavit Munshi
  • Lew Tucker
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Robert Esker
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • Roland Chan
  • Russell Bryant
  • Shane Wang
  • Steve Hallett
  • Tobias Ford
  • Tim Bell
  • Tsugikazu Shibata
  • Van Lindberg

Also present for some or all of the meeting were Jonathan Bryce, Mark Collier, Lauren Sell and Chris Hoge of the OpenStack Foundation, Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper 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. Mr. Radcliffe served as Secretary of the meeting and recorded the minutes.

Approval of Board Minutes.

Mr. Clark noted that Mr. Anderson has resigned from the Board and Dreamhost has appointed Mr. LaCour as a Gold Member in its role as Gold Member Selector. Mr. Clark thanked Mr. Anderson for his service and welcomed Mr. LaCour. Mr. Clark presented the minutes from the October 26, 2015 Board meeting with the correction of certain typographical errors. After a discussion, upon a motion duly made and seconded the following resolution was unanimously approved by the Board:

RESOLVED, that minutes of the Board meeting on October 26, 2015 attached as Exhibit A is approved.

Report of DefCore Committee and Discussion of Interoperability.

Mr. Hirschfeld and Ms. Sigler discussed certain issues relating to interoperability which have arisen during the DefCore process. A Board discussion followed.

Discussion of User Committee.

Mr. Clark discussed certain issues relating to the New Member Committee. A Board discussion followed.

Discussion of Definition of OpenStack for Relationship with OIN.

Mr. Shibata discussed how to define the OpenStack software as part of the “Linux Definition” for the purposes of the scope of the patent license from OIN. Mr. Shibata discussed how the OIN approached the expansion of the “Linux Definition”. Mr. Shibata recommended that the Foundation propose to OIN that the definition include the following: (1) DefCore modules, (2) all core service modules of Project Navigator and (3) optional service modules of Project Navigator with Level 2 Maturity which is further defined on Exhibit B.(“OpenStack OIN Definitions”). After a discussion, upon a motion duly made and seconded the following resolution was unanimously approved by the Board:

RESOLVED, that Mr. Shibata is authorized to propose the OpenStack OIN Definition to OIN to add the definition of Linux used in OIN’s license agreements.

Discussion of Other Matters

There being no further business before the Board and upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was then adjourned at 2:00 pm PST.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Radcliffe

Secretary of the Meeting


Alan Clark

Chairman of the Meeting

Exhibit A
October 26, 2015 Minutes


Exhibit B
Level 2 Maturity

A project has reached Level 2 maturity if it meets the following criteria:

  1. The project has an install guide
  2. The project has seven or more SDKs
  3. The project has an adoption percentage of greater than 75%. Adoption percentage means the percentage of production deployments running the project based on the latest biannual user survey result.
  4. The project team has achieved corporate diversity
  5. The project has stable branches.
Exhibit C
2015B Process Document