The latest news from the OpenInfra community!


Spotlight On: OpenInfra User Surveys!

User Surveys are a critical tool in closing the feedback loop between OpenInfra operators and the upstream contributors who are building the software. By sharing technical implementations, feature requests and software challenges, operators are directly impacting the development and roadmap of the open source software. Each project has its own project user survey, so if you’re evaluating, testing, or running an OpenInfra project in production, please participate by completing a user survey. With your help, we can build open source communities who run software that runs in production.


OpenInfra Foundation News

  • The next virtual PTG is October 23 – 27. Registration is open and free.
  • Join us tomorrow on OpenInfra Live for “Exploring the Intersection of AI and Open Source” at 1500 UTC.
  • Find opportunities to engage with your local OpenInfra community through meetups and OpenInfra Days:
    • OpenInfra Days Triangle (Raleigh, NC, USA), Aug 22 – 24
    • Cloud Operator Days Tokyo (Tokyo, JP), Aug 21 – Sept 14
    • OpenInfra Days Vietnam (Hanoi, VN), Sept 3
  • If you’re attending All Things Open, join Kendall Nelson, Ildiko Vancsa, and Mark Collier from the OpenInfra Foundation in their sessions.
  • Is your organization building an OpenInfra strategy? Set up time with Jimmy McArthur so the OpenInfra Foundation can support your business.

Airship: Elevate your infrastructure

  • Running or evaluating Airship? We want to hear from you! Take the brief User Survey to provide the community with feedback.

Kata Containers: The speed of containers, the security of VMs

  • Good news, everyone! Kata Containers 3.2.0-rc0 is available for preview! Visit the official Kata Containers GitHub to try it out for yourself.
  • ICYMI – founding Kata Herder and Architecture Committee chair Peng Tao shared a very special guest blog detailing the awesome keynote delivered at the most recent OpenInfra Summit in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Check it out for a great read.
  • Speaking of – if you would like to be published on the Kata Containers website, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] with your ideas.
  • Let’s get connected! The Kata community meets up every Tuesday at 1500 UTC via Zoom, and we would love to see you there! Login info can be found on the Kata Containers AC agenda. Be there or be somewhere else!
  • How are you using Kata Containers? Let us know what you’ve been doing with Kata Containers 3.0 by filling out the newly refreshed User Survey.

OpenDev Collaboratory: Free Software Needs Free Tools

  • Nominations are open for the next Service Coordinator election, with any necessary elections scheduled to close by the end of the month. This role coordinates the work of contributors to the collaboratory, acting as a tie-breaker when clear consensus isn’t found, and is responsible for managing spec reviews and core team membership.

OpenStack: Open source software for creating private and public clouds

  • A number of OpenStack projects have been nominated for deprecation and removal if no maintainers step up to take them over. If you are dependent on any of the following projects, you are encouraged to talk to the Technical Committee immediately. The projects are Winstackers, Vitrage and Monasca. TripleO has already been officially deprecated.
  • There is a new upstream investment opportunity! If you have experience with ARM, the OpenStack community needs your help to implement ARM support in Ironic. Details on this effort can be found here.
  • The 2024.1 ‘C’ release nickname has been selected! Following Antelope and Bobcat, we will have Caracal!

StarlingX: A fully featured cloud for the distributed edge

  • The community is in the process of moving chat communications from IRC to Matrix. Keep an eye on the starlingx-discuss mailing list and the Community webpage for updates and further details.
  • Contributors are working on the 9.0 release, which is scheduled to come out in October with new features, a newer version of OpenStack and other components, and more!
  • If you’re evaluating or using StarlingX, please take a few minutes to fill out the User Survey and provide feedback to the community!

Zuul: Stop merging broken code

  • Next OpenInfra Live is happening September 7, 2023, at 14:00 UTC, featuring Volvo! In this episode, a panel of Zuul operators invites special guests to talk about their deployment and discuss their operations.
  • Want to be a part of a Zuul panel for a future OpenInfra Live episode? Reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Hear from the Organizations Supporting the Foundation

Meet the Newest Members

A huge welcome goes out to our newest OpenInfra Members.

  • Arm
  • PowerLeader

Is your organization interested in collaboration with the OpenInfra Foundation, OpenInfra Asia, or OpenInfra Europe? Talk to Jimmy to discuss Membership today!

Upcoming OpenInfra and Community Events

Looking for local or global events? Check out what OpenInfra community events are coming up! For more information about OpenInfra community events, please contact [email protected].


Questions / Feedback / Contribute

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