[openstack-dev] [all] [tc] Technical Committee Vision draft

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Apr 5 09:46:24 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

Last year in Ann Arbor, a group of OpenStack community members
(including 6 current TC members) attended a Servant Leadership training
at ZingTrain organized by Colette Alexander and funded by the OpenStack
Foundation. We found that these concepts adapted quite well to our
unique environment. The Stewardship working group was created to try to
further those and decided to further those efforts. One of the tools we
learned about there is the concept of building a "vision" to define a
desirable future for a group of people, and to inform future choices on
our way there.

In any virtual and global community, there are challenges around
confusion, isolation and fragmentation. OpenStack does not escape those,
and confusion on where we are going and what we are trying to achieve is
common. Vision is a tool that can help with that. We decided to start
with creating a vision for the Technical Committee. What would success
for that group of people look like ? If that exercise is successful (and
useful), we could move on to write a vision for OpenStack itself.

Members of the Technical Committee met in person around a Board+TC
meeting in Boston last month, to start building this vision. Then over
the last month we refined this document with the TC members that could
not make it in person in Boston. Sean Dague polished the wording and
posted the resulting draft at:


Now we are entering a (long) comment phase. This includes comments on
the review, face-to-face discussions at the Forum, but also (soon) an
open survey for confidential feedback. We'd very much like to hear your
opinion on it.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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