Meet Airship’s new TC members, Train reaches the latest development milestone and more.


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Spotlight on: Airship elections

The Airship team completed its first Technical Committee election.
The five elected members are:

  • James Gu, SUSE
  • Alexander Hughes, Accenture
  • Jan-Erik Mångs, Ericsson
  • Alexey Odinokov, Mirantis
  • Ryan van Wyk, AT&T

The Technical Committee, one of two governing bodies for Airship, is responsible for ensuring that Airship projects adhere to core principles, promote standardization and define and organize the project’s versioning and release process. The candidates represented six leaders from six different companies, a reflection of the growth of the Airship project since it launched in early 2018.

Congrats to the new Technical Committee members and also thanks to everyone who participated. Governance by community elected officials is one of the cornerstones of the Four Opens and a major step forward in the maturation of Airship. The Technical Committee is organizing its first meeting and will soon publish the schedule and agenda to the Airship mailing list.

The Technical Committee is one of two governing bodies within the Airship community. With that election wrapped up, they’ve turned their attention to the Working Committee election. The Working Committee guides the project strategy, helps arbitrate disagreements between core reviewers within a single project or between Airship projects, defines core project principles, assists in marketing and communications, provides product management, and offers ecosystem support.

Nominations for the Airship Working Committee are now open until July 30, 19:00 UTC. Anyone who has contributed to the Airship project within the last 12 months is eligible to run for the Working Committee and vote.

Visit the website for more information about how Airship can manage infrastructure deployments and life cycle. You’ll also learn more about how to get started by using Airship in a Bottle, attending one of the weekly meetings and getting involved with development.

Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai and Project Teams Gathering (PTG)

OpenStack Foundation news

  • Registration is open. Summit tickets also grant access to the PTG. You can pay in U.S. dollars or yuan if you need an official invoice (fapiao.)
  • If your organization can’t fund your travel, apply for the Travel Support Program by August 8.
  • If you need a travel visa, get started now: Information here.
  • Put your brand in the spotlight by sponsoring the Summit: Learn more here.
  • Is your team coming to the PTG? Remember to answer the survey by August 11. If you’re a team lead and missed the email with the survey, please contact Kendall Nelson ([email protected])

OpenStack Foundation Project News


  • July 25 marks the second milestone in the development  of the Train release. Feature development is now being finalized in preparation for the final release, planned for October 16.
  • The 2019 OpenStack User Survey is open until August 22. If you’re running OpenStack, please share your deployment choices and feedback.


  • Check out the new StarlingX main Wiki page for updates on current activities, tools, processes and how to participate in the community.
  • StarlingX and the OSF Edge Computing Group is collaborating to test minimal reference architectures to suit different edge use cases. Community members are deploying StarlingX with a distributed control architecture on hardware donated by See the StarlingX Wiki for more about what the deployment configuration looks like, which locations the components are running on and more.

Upcoming open infrastructure community events


OpenInfra Day Vietnam OpenStack Upstream Institute


24-26 OpenStack Day DOST, Berlin, Germany

24-26 Ansible Fest Atlanta, Georgia

Zuul booth

26-27 OpenCompute Regional Summit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

OSF booth #B23



  • 18-21 KubeCon+CloudNativeCon, San Diego, California
  • OSF reception on Monday, November 18 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel
  • OSF booth

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