OpenStack Technical Committee

The OpenStack Technical Committee is one of the governing bodies of the OpenStack project. It is an elected group that represents the contributors to the project, and has oversight on all technical matters.

The Technical Committee is formally defined in the OpenStack Foundation bylaws (in particular article 4.1(b), article 4.13 and Appendix 4) and further refined in the OpenStack Technical Committee Charter.

Upstream work under the Technical Committee is organized under official OpenStack Project Teams, and Working groups.

These pages contain OpenStack Technical Committee reference documents and track official resolutions voted by the committee.

Current Members

Full Name IRC Nickname Term Expires Role
Chris Dent cdent April 2018
Davanum Srinivas dims April 2018
Dean Troyer dtroyer April 2018
Colleen Murphy cmurphy October 2018
Doug Hellmann dhellmann October 2018
Emilien Macchi emilienm October 2018
Flavio Percoco flaper87 April 2018
Jeremy Stanley fungi October 2018
Julia Kreger TheJulia October 2018
John Garbutt johnthetubaguy April 2018
Paul Belanger pabelanger October 2018
Sean McGinnis smcginnis April 2018
Thierry Carrez ttx April 2018 chair

Reference documents and Resolutions

Office hours

Beyond discussing on the mailing-list and participating in ad-hoc IRC meetings, TC members will hold office hours (for one hour) on the #openstack-tc IRC channel at the following times every week:

You can contact TC members at any time, but there will be an effort to be present at those specific hours. So don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any question!

How to propose governance changes

Motions should be posted for discussion as a proposed change to the openstack/governance repository (on and/or as a “[tc]” thread to the mailing-list. Upon verification, the chair will put the motion on the current proposals tracker.

We use Gerrit to record votes, so before being formally voted on or approved, motions will have to be presented as a change in the openstack/governance git repository. You can find instructions on how to do that in the Developer’s guide section of the Infra manual. Please contact the TC chair in case you need help. Note that a number of simpler changes do not require formal voting by the majority of the Technical Committee membership. Those exceptions are listed in the House rules for governance changes approval document.