[User-committee] OpenStack Passport Program

Tobias Rydberg tobias at citynetwork.se
Wed Sep 13 08:02:43 UTC 2017


We have some exciting news for OpenStack public cloud providers: We'd 
like to invite you to participate in a new initiative due to launch at 
the Sydney Summit, November 6th.

The OpenStack Public Cloud Passport Program is a unified way for users 
to access free trial accounts from OpenStack public cloud providers 
around the world. The passport will start life as a new landing page on 
openstack.org, where users can easily access trial accounts on any 
participating public cloud. The initial goals are: to promote the 
OpenStack public cloud market, remove friction for users to get started 
on their OpenStack journey, and to allow them to experiment across a 
broad range of clouds.

The long term vision involves a unified way for users to access 
OpenStack public clouds around the world via their own OpenStack 
Passport, which would involve a technical integration with a new 
OpenStack Passport API service and OpenStack ID. We will be discussing 
future plans for this during several sessions at the Sydney Summit. In 
the short term, all interested parties will essentially provide a 
website offering of their freemium/trial offerings, which will be 
indexed and promoted at openstack.org/passport.

If you're interested, please do get in touch and register your details 
here by September 26th: 

The guidelines for participation are:

1. Your business must either a) currently offer a free trial for new 
public cloud users or b) plans to launch one by November 3rd;
2. You must implement an official OpenStack graphic and agreed-upon text 
on your own website's landing page (details TBA);
3. You must provide a quality user experience, because 
confusing/longwinded processes dissuade users;
4. You must have a privacy policy, because we will be sending users to 
sign up directly for your service;
5. You are strongly encouraged to get involved with the bi-weekly IRC 
meetings hosted by the Public Cloud Working Group (more details below);
6. You acknowledge that participation in the program does not 
necessarily guarantee traffic or users.

The program is currently being driven by the Public Cloud Working Group 
with the support of the OpenStack Foundation. If you want to get 
involved with how the program takes shape, we do public IRC meetings 
every other Wednesday. Our next meeting is today (Wednesday September 
13th) at 1400UTC in #openstack-meeting-3.

We're also running fishbowl sessions at OpenStack Days UK in London 
(September 26th) and OpenStack Days Nordic in Copenhagen (October 19th).

Kind regards,

Howard Huang, Sean Handley & Tobias Rydberg
Chairs of Public Cloud Working Group


	*Tobias Rydberg*
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