[forum] Summary of the "Better expose what we produce" session

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Nov 22 16:26:11 UTC 2018

Hi everyone,

The OpenStack community produces a complex landscape of services and 
other deliverables. Presenting those to the rest of the world in a way 
that is comprehensive, makes sense and is not overwhelming has been a 
constant challenge.

During this forum session in Berlin we presented the status of various 
efforts and websites, and discussed next steps. You can see the notes of 
the session at:


The plan going forward is to:

1. Continue improving the information presented on 
openstack.org/software and make more elements driven by the 
openstack/openstack-map repository YAML files. Immediate next steps 
include rolling out a new "Overview" page, providing an example YAML 
template, adding project update video links to the YAML for easier 
update, and finishing compiling "dependency" information from teams. We 
will also consider adding diagrams, although it creates a lot of 
consistency challenges.

2. Make the pages less about the teams and more about the software. That 
involves creating team pages (or enriching those from the governance 
website) and link to them instead of displaying information on the 
software page.

3. Brainstorm ways to move the "drivers list" (currently displayed in 
the "marketplace" using outdated data from stackalytics Drivers page) 
directly on the software page

4. For deployment tools, include data from the deployment tool 
comparison effort (discussed in another session), and consider making 
room for third-party tools as well. Also as a comparison point see 

5. For SDKs, include non-developed-locally language SDKs in a separate 
tab, and engage with the groups working on SDK certification / 
validation to see if there is any additional information we can show. 
Also as a comparison point see 

Thanks !

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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