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Governance/Foundation/UserCommittee

As the number of production OpenStack deployments increase and more ecosystem partners add support for OpenStack clouds, it becomes increasingly important that the communities building services around OpenStack guide and influence the product evolution. The user committee's role is to represent the needs of the diverse range of OpenStack users.

The user committee mission is to:

  • Consolidate user requirements and present these to the management board and technical committee
  • Provide guidance for the development teams where user feedback is requested
  • Track OpenStack deployments and usage, helping to share user stories and experiences
  • Work with the user groups worldwide to keep the OpenStack community vibrant and informed

How to Engage?

The committee co-ordinates via the user-commitee mailing list - feel free to join and post your ideas.

Consider looking at the working groups and teams below and joining their activities.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with User Committee efforts, please complete this form.

Attend our fortnightly IRC meetings, alternating between times convenient for US and APAC attendees:

Next US meeting: Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 1900 UTC in (freenode) #openstack-meeting
Next APAC meeting: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 0300 UTC in (freenode) #openstack-meeting
Proposed Agenda:
* Meeting schedule - proposal to switch to biweekly (from monthly) & have alternating time with 1 APAC friendly
  Doodle link sent out, follow up with Roland C. 
* Next steps for Survey analysis (cuts against NP score)
* Review UC survey items for discussion - Heidi
  • Discuss where we want to take the UC and what we can change
Logs from past meetings: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/user_committee/2015/ 
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Structure

The structure of the user committee is currently being defined. Jon Proulx, Subbu Allamaraju and Shilla Saebi have been nominated by the management board and technical committee to work with the community. This process is ongoing and your assistance is welcome - consider the following:

and post your thoughts on the user-committee mailing list.


Working Groups and Teams

The user committee is currently looking at a structure that involves working groups to conduct specific packages of tasks. The Working Groups have a defined purpose and goal, and produce work to meet their stated aims. Working Groups will have their own leadership, which will be responsible for finding volunteers in the community to complete the work. Working Groups should be allowed to form naturally and easily where a need arises, without unnecessary bureaucratic burden. However, some controls should be enacted to ensure effort is best placed, and not duplicated, so please consider the procedure below:


Group/Team Status Organisers UC Liason Expected Outcomes
Telco Active Steve Gordon TBD Define the use cases and identify and prioritise the requirements which are needed to deploy, manage, and run telecommunication services on top of OpenStack.
Enterprise Working Group Active Carol Barrett <carol.l.barrett@intel.com> TBD Action plans to solve Enterprise Private Cloud needs and issues.
Application Ecosystem Working Group Active John Callaghan, David Flanders TBD To create an environment where a diverse array of applications built for OpenStack can thrive.
API Working Group Active Jay Pipes, Christopher Yeoh, Everett Toews TBD To propose, discuss, review, and advocate for API guidelines for all OpenStack Programs to follow.
Large Deployment Team Active Matt Van Winkle TBD To discuss the needs and issues of those running large OpenStack deployments
Log Rationalisation Active Rochelle Grober, Jay Pipes TBD
Osops (formerly Ops Tools) Active JJ Asghar JJ Asghar To discover and detail best practices in ops monitoring and tools, and facilitate tool sharing
Packaging Sporadic Activity None yet TBD To be determined
Product Working Group Active Carol Barrett, Shamail Tahir Shamail Tahir To aggregate user stories from market-oriented work groups, partner with the development community on resources, and help gather data to generate a multi-release roadmap.
Ops Tags Team Active Tom Fifield, Subbu Allamaraju, Jon Proulx, Shilla Saebi TBD A team to define tags for ops, allowing users to make better decisions by providing useful information about OpenStack software projects.
User Survey Team Active Tom Fifield, Subbu Allamaraju, Jon Proulx, Shilla Saebi, Lauren Sell, Heidi Joy Tretheway TBD The traditional group of people (user committee+foundation staff) who run the user survey.
scientific working group Active see wiki page see wiki page see wiki page
Upgrades Working Group Sporadic Activity TBC TBD To ease the pain of OpenStack upgrades.