OpenStack Board of Directors Boosts Diversity for Cloud Governance

By Sean Michael Kerner  |  Posted 2016-04-28 Print this article Print

VIDEO: Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses the latest governance issues tackled by the open-source cloud group.

AUSTIN, Texas--Overseeing the overall governance of the OpenStack Foundation is the board of directors, which has undergone some changes in the last six months with new members.

Alan Clark has been the chairman of the OpenStack Foundation since the foundation was created in 2012 and chaired a number of meetings run by the board at the OpenStack Summit here. Clark also serves on the Linux Foundation board of directors, providing him with a unique perspective on open-source governance models.

In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK, Clark details what was discussed at the OpenStack Foundation board meetings and the direction the open-source cloud is headed.

"The board has become more diverse in many ways, including gender and geography," Clark told eWEEK. "That brings in unique perspectives."

Clark added that he remains enthusiastic about the OpenStack board of directors for a number of reasons. For one, the board is very active--it doesn't just show up for the meetings and then walk away.

"The board members are very much interested in the success of the community," Clark said. "They are very community-focused and not very vendor protective, and that's been positive."

Watch the full video interview with Alan Clark below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.


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