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

Chris Morgan mihalis68 at gmail.com
Tue May 17 16:20:58 UTC 2016

very good point. Currently a bit flustered by apparent bounces however.
Will fix this though

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Matt Jarvis <matt.jarvis at datacentred.co.uk
> wrote:

> 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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