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August 6, 20139:00 a.m. Pacific Time

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

  • Simon Anderson
  • Nick Barcet
  • Tim Bell
  • Randy Bias
  • Alan Clark
  • Jim Curry
  • Eileen Evans
  • Tobias Ford
  • Joseph George
  • Tristan Goode
  • Robert Hirschfeld
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Todd Moore
  • Devin Carlin
  • Sean Roberts
  • Lauren Sell

Also present for some or all of the meeting were Mr. Bryce, Ms. Bratz and Mr. Collier of the Foundation, Mr. Bergelt of OIN, Van Lindberg of Rackspace, Anne Gentle of Rackspace, Andrew Sinclair of Canonical, Jeff O’Neil of NetApp, Lisa Miller of LisaMiller, LLC, Jan Sullivan of ATT, Scott Dipta, Nissa Strottman of HP, Tsugikazu Shibata of NEC, Marc Ehrlich of IBM, Garish Gopal and Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper.

Mr. Clark called the meeting to order and served as Chairman. Mr. Clark asked Mr. Radcliffe to serve as Secretary of the meeting and record the minutes.

Approval of June 27 Board Minutes

Mr. Clark presented the minutes from the June 27 Board meeting. After a discussion, the Board then unanimously approved the following resolutions (with Nick Barcet, Randy Bias, Devin Carlen, Todd Moore and Rob Hirschfeld abstaining since they were not present at the June 27 meeting):

RESOLVED, that minutes of the Board meeting on June 27, 2013 attached as Exhibit A is approved as amended.

Discussion of Patent Policy.

Mr. Bergelt provided a presentation on OIN and its patent program as it related to OpenStack software. Mr. Lindberg discussed certain options relating to a patent program based on discussion by the Legal Affairs Committee. A Board discussion followed.

Discussion of Training Programs.

Mr. Bryce discussed the plans for training programs. The Board then approved the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board believes that it is in the best interests of the Foundation to develop standards for providing training relating to OpenStack technology.

RESOLVED, the Board approves the recommendations of the Foundation staff to certification program for training relating to OpenStack.

Update on User Committee.

Mr. Bell reported on the actions of the User Committee and made certain recommendations.

The Board then approved the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board believes that it is in the best interests of the Foundation to adopt the recommendations of the User Committee set forth on Exhibit B.

RESOLVED, the Board approves the recommendations of the User Committee.

Discussion of Certain Matters.

Mr. Hirschfeld discussed the status of the definition of the OpenStack core. Mr. Moore provided an update on the Election Committee. Mr. Anderson provided the status of the discussions of the Gold Membership Application and Criteria Committee. A Board discussion followed. Mr. Clark noted that the next Board meeting was October 3. There being no further business before the Board and upon motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was then adjourned

Respectfully submitted, Mark Radcliffe Secretary of the Meeting

Alan Clark Chairman of the Meeting


June 27, 2013 Board Minutes: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/27June2013BoardMinutes


Recommendations: The User Committee will develop subteams to address specific tasks and work items. With the assistance of the staff of the Foundation, the User Committee will invite additional individuals to participant in the subteams.