[Openstack-operators] [ptls] [user survey] User Survey Privacy

Jimmy McArthur jimmy at openstack.org
Fri Sep 7 20:32:48 UTC 2018

Hi PTLs!

A recent question came up regarding public sharing of the 
Project-Specific feedback questions on the OpenStack User Survey.  The 
short answer is... this is a great idea! This information is meant to 
help projects improve and the information is not meant to be kept 
secret.  Oddly enough, nobody asked before lbragstad,  so thanks for 

The long answer... I would like to add a little bit of background on the 
user survey and how we treat the data.

Part of the agreement we make with users that fill out the User Survey 
is we will keep their data anonymized. As a result, when we publish data 
on the website[1] we ensure the user can see data from no fewer than 10 
companies at a time.   Additionally, the User Committee, who helps with 
the data analysis, sign an NDA before reviewing any data, which helps to 
preserve user privacy.

All that said, the questions for PTLs are framed as "Project Feedback", 
so the expectation and hope is that PTLs will not only use it to improve 
their projects, but will also share it amongst other relevant projects.

As excited as we are to have you share this data with the community, we 
do want to make sure there is nothing that would reveal the identity of 
the survey taker.  We've already vetted the English content, but we are 
still waiting on translations to finish up.  So, if you decide to share 
the data publicly, please only share the English content for the time 
being.  Feel free to reference this email or hit us up on the 
user-committee at lists.openstack.org 
<mailto:user-committee at lists.openstack.org>

Beyond that, we encourage you to follow in Keystone's footsteps and 
share this feedback with the mailing list, at the PTG, or even with a 
buddy. We hope it's valuable to your project and the community at large!

Net: PTLs, please share the project feedback publicly (e.g. on the 
mailing lists) now (with the above caveats).


[1] https://www.openstack.org/analytics 
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