OpenStack Technical Committee

The OpenStack Technical Committee is the governing body of the OpenStack open source project. It is an elected group that represents the contributors to the project, and has oversight on all technical matters. This includes developers, operators and end users of the software.

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

Work under the Technical Committee is organized under official OpenStack Project Teams (responsible for the production of the software up to release), Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (groups working to advance a particular facet of OpenStack), Popup teams (formed around a limited cross-project objective) and Working groups (delegations from the TC to fill specific functions like election organization).

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

Current Members

Full Name



Elected On


Ghanshyam Mann


September 2023

Dan Smith


September 2023

Jay Faulkner


September 2023

Sławek Kapłoński


March 2024

Amy Marrich


March 2024

Jens Harbott


September 2023


Goutham Pacha Ravi


March 2024


Dmitriy Rabotyagov


March 2024

Artem Goncharov


March 2024

Reference documents and Resolutions


Beyond discussing on the mailing-list and participating in ad-hoc IRC meetings, TC members will hold meeting at the following time 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.

Summary of User Survey Questions Responses

Since 2019 the OpenStack Technical Committee has added questions to the annual OpenStack User Survey. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 survey the following questions were asked by the TC:

  • How do you upgrade your version of OpenStack?

  • Once on a given release, do you use stable branches for bug-fix upgrades?

  • To which projects does your organization contribute maintenance resources, such as patches for bug fixes and code reviews on master or stable branches?

  • How do members of your organization contribute to OpenStack?

  • What prevents you or your organization from contributing more maintenance resources, or makes contributing difficult?

  • Other ways to participate?

The intention of these questions was to understand how users are maintaining their OpenStack clouds and how they are interacting with the community. In the case that they weren’t currently interacting with the community it was hoped that the questions would spark thoughts on how they could participate in the future.

In the 2023 survey the following questions were added by the TC:

  • How are you consuming OpenStack?

  • How do your users interact with OpenStack?

  • Participation in UI is lacking in maintenance. Do you contribute in UI maintenance?

  • What library, if any, are you using to interface with OpenStack?

  • What software or services in your cloud environment are enabled by OpenStack and OpenStack provisioned resources, for example: Kubernetes?

Below are links to summaries and analysis of those responses.