[Openstack-operators] Meeting summary, minutes, definition of 'users'

Matt Jarvis matt.jarvis at datacentred.co.uk
Tue May 17 16:19:19 UTC 2016

Hi Chris

Good round up and a good start on the definition. Don't forget the public
cloud operators though, it's not all about private cloud ;)

On 17 May 2016 at 16:51, Chris Morgan <mihalis68 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm new to this, but here goes:
> Meeting held on IRC today at 14:00 UTC to jumpstart a new process for
> arranging OpenStack operators mid-cycle meetups.
> Nice minutes from Tom here
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/ops_meetups_team/2016/ops_meetups_team.2016-05-17-14.00.html
> etherpad here : https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ops-meetups-team
> In short there was consensus behind the mailing list locking in a
> region and approximate time slot for each meetup and then making an
> open call for meeting hosts/"underwriters". The region would be one of
> : north america, europe or APAC in such a way as to oppose the region
> of the following OpenStack summit. There is also desire to cap numbers
> and somehow encourage operators/users and discourage vendors from
> attending without getting to the level of having to vet
> individuals. To that end I volunteered to propose a definition of
> users, and so here goes:
> ------
> The openstack operators meetings have a preference for 'users'
> vs. 'vendors' since the vendors have every opportunity to get their
> message across at the Summit in the vendor sessions, the marketplace
> etc. Meanwhile, operators need a venue to share frank, unfettered,
> possibly highly critical info about products and core openstack
> components.
> For the purposes of getting the meet ups organised then, the following
> definition is proposed:
> Definition:
> All attendees at an OpenStack operators mid-cycle meetup ('the
> meetup') should be willing and able to discuss issues arising from
> operating OpenStack for private cloud at some kind of scale, including
> ideally having direct experience of OpenStack private cloud operation
> or expectation of that in future. Representatives from organisations
> having both a vendor and a user role in the OpenStack community should
> wear their user hat for the purposes of the meetup. Attendance by
> those fitting these guidelines is highly encouraged.
> --
> Chris Morgan <mihalis68 at gmail.com>
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