OpenStack Silicon Valley 2016 keynote

I was asked to give the one of the keynote addresses to the OpenStack Silicon Valley 2016 conference put on by Mirantis. These types of events are mini-conferences put on in partnership with the local OpenStack user group. The user group gets tickets at a discount that is subsidized by the vendor sponsorships. We generally […]

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Take Your Open Source Project to the Foundation Level

I have put together below a high level “go to market” plan for an open source project becoming an standalone organization. It roughly covers similar ground to what OpenStack went through, so if you are familiar with OpenStack history, this plan will sound almost identical. The difference is I have mixed in some of what […]

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Do you know where your OpenStack vote is?

Every January the OpenStack Foundation community votes on Individual Board Directors. This role is critical part of keeping OpenStack, well OpenStack. Two thirds of the OpenStack Board of Directors are paid seats by companies. Individual directors are roles held by people. When I left Yahoo and VMware, the board seats I held, were retained by […]

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It is a Reason to be Happy (Happy New Year!)

May your year be full of meritocracy and good will. While your work progresses, I wish you to have the freedom to express your creations without incompatible licensing. Be fortunate enough to find partnerships with friendly competitive companies that see the value to customers through collaboration. Have the type of organization that understands to critical […]

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OpenStack Individual Directors Election 2016

OpenStack is maturing. It’s 5+ years old now. We have cycled through new key project leaders a few times now and created new leaders along the way. The Technical Committee has a history of creating releases on time while expanding the number of projects. We have new sponsors and expanded working groups. We have accomplished […]

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