[Openstack-operators] [publicClouds-wg] Public Cloud Working Group

James Dempsey jamesd at catalyst.net.nz
Tue Nov 15 23:53:28 UTC 2016

Sign me up.


On 15/11/16 23:43, matt Jarvis wrote:
> So after input from a variety of sources over the last few weeks, I'd
> very much like to try and put together a public cloud working group,
> with the very high level goal of representing the interests of the
> public cloud provider community around the globe. 
> I'd like to propose that, in line with the new process for creation of
> working groups, we set up some initial IRC meetings for all interested
> parties. The goals for these initial meetings would be :
> 1. Define the overall scope and mission statement for the working group
> 2. Set out the constituency for the group - communication methods,
> definitions of public clouds, meeting schedules, chairs etc.
> 3. Identify areas of interest - eg. technical issues, collaboration
> opportunities
> Before I go ahead and schedule first meetings, I'd very much like to
> gather input from the community on interested parties, and if this seems
> like a reasonable first step forward. My thought initially was to
> schedule a first meeting on #openstack-operators and then decide on best
> timings, locations and communication methods from there, but again I'd
> welcome input. 
> At this point it would seem to me that one of the key metrics for this
> working group to be successful is participation as widely as possible
> within the public cloud provider community, currently approximately 21
> companies globally according
> to https://www.openstack.org/marketplace/public-clouds/. If we could get
> representation from all of those companies in any potential working
> group, then that would clearly be the best outcome, although that may be
> optimistic ! As has become clear at recent Ops events, it may be that
> not all of those companies are represented on these lists, so I'd
> welcome any input on the best way to reach out to those folks. 
> Matt
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