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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:

Status SIG Scope ML prefix Contact Other resources
active 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]
active Scientific The Scientific SIG (formerly Scientific Working Group) is dedicated to representing and advancing the use-cases and needs of research and high-performance computing atop OpenStack. It's also a great forum for cross-institutional collaboration. If you are (or would like to) run OpenStack to support researchers/scientists/academics and/or HPC/HTC, then please join! [scientific] Blair Bethwaite, Stig Telfer, Martial Michel Wiki, IRC meetings
forming Ansible 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. [ansible] Robyn Bergeron (rbergeron)
forming K8s Community-local counterpart to the k8s-sig-openstack group, focused on cross community communication and collaboration. Where k8s-sig-openstack spends a good deal of time managing upstream provider code, sig-k8s would likewise be focused on code to support and enable K8s deployments within the OpenStack community. [k8s] Chris Hoge (hogepodge)
forming Public Cloud ... [publiccloud] Tobias Rydberg, Howard Huang, Sean Handley
forming Self healing SIG Coordinate the use and development of several OpenStack projects which can be combined in various ways to manage OpenStack infrastructure in a policy-driven fashion, reacting to failures and other events by automatically healing and optimising services. The proposal to create the SIG is currently awaiting more feedback on the name and scope. tbd ([self-healing]?) Adam Spiers (aspiers) Proposed Sydney Forum session
active 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

Communication

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 )


Future potential SIGs

Self-healing

Contact: Adam Spiers (aspiers)

The scope of this SIG is to coordinate the use and development of several OpenStack projects which can be combined in various ways to manage OpenStack infrastructure in a policy-driven fashion, reacting to failures and other events by automatically healing and optimising services. The proposal to create the SIG is currently awaiting more feedback on the name and scope.

Public Cloud

Contacts: Tobias Rydberg, Howard Huang, Sean Handley