[openstack-dev] [cinder][neutron][all] New third-party-ci testing requirements for OpenStack Compatible mark

Chris Hoge chris at openstack.org
Fri Sep 25 22:40:51 UTC 2015

In November, the OpenStack Foundation will start requiring vendors requesting
new "OpenStack Compatible" storage driver licenses to start passing the Cinder
third-party integration tests. The new program was approved by the Board at
the July meeting in Austin and follows the improvement of the testing standards
and technical requirements for the "OpenStack Powered" program. This is all
part of the effort of the Foundation to use the OpenStack brand to guarantee a
base-level of interoperability and consistency for OpenStack users and to
protect the work of our community of developers by applying a trademark backed
by their technical efforts.

The Cinder driver testing is the first step of a larger effort to apply
community determined standards to the Foundation marketing programs. We're
starting with Cinder because it has a successful testing program in place, and
we have plans to extend the program to network drivers and OpenStack
applications. We're going require CI testing for new "OpenStack Compatible"
storage licenses starting on November 1, and plan to roll out network and
application testing in 2016.

One of our goals is to work with project leaders and developers to help us
define and implement these test programs. The standards for third-party
drivers and applications should be determined by the developers and users
in our community, who are experts in how to maintain the quality of the

We welcome and feedback on this program, and are also happy to answer any
questions you might have.


Chris Hoge
Interop Engineer
OpenStack Foundation

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