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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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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Why do we fall

OpenStack continues to have a lot of potential, because of the great work of the many technical and governance teams do release after release. However, there continues to be the appearance of releases not meeting operators needs. The lack of technical strategy is partly to blame here. Defcore, Product, Stable Release, Cross-project, and the Technical Committee fill […]

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Akanda Talks and Related Sessions at the Vancouver Liberty OpenStack Design Summit

This a schedule of the posted Akanda related talks and sessions at the OpenStack Liberty Design Summit. I have included a few talks that could use some more attention and participation. See you there! Saturday, 16 May 2015 location time speakers topic Meeting Room 10, 11 & 12, Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada, […]

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