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From Hugo Trippaers <>
Subject [DRAFT] Board report Q4 2014
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:32:50 GMT

The board report is due again. Below the draft report, please send me your suggestions, additions,
basically any kind of feedback.



Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage 
large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable 
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.



* The community is working on the next major release (4.5.0) of Apache CloudStack.
 The first release candidate is available already.
* Ongoing efforts in fixing bugs and findings from static code analysis 
 resulted in a number of bug fixes to existing branches. 
* Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.3.0 was released on Nov 11 2014. Apache
 CloudStack CloudMonkey is a CLI tool for interacting with Apache
 CloudStack and is distributed separate from Apache CloudStack  
* Apache CloudStack 4.4.1 was released Oct 23 2014. This maintenance release
 will be followed by a second maintenance release 4.4.2 in December.
* The community enjoyed a very successful European CloudStack 
 Collaboration Conference (CCCEU). CCCEU in Budapest. The new format including
 a full day single room track and poster sessions seemed to work out well.
* The community is still struggling with way to improve quality and prevent master
 from breaking. Multiple efforts including improved automated testing and work flow 
 enhancements are being executed and/or proposed. There is no clear consensus other
 than the generic agreement that the current situation leaves ample room for 

Apache CloudStack 4.4.1 was released on Oct 23, 2014.
Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.3.0 was released on Nov 11, 2014

Including the following additions, CloudStack has 96 committers and 32 (+3) 
PMC members.

New Committers:

New PMC Members:
Ian Duffy (duffy)- Sep 29
Pierre-Luc Dion	(pdion891) - Sep 29
Rajani Kuruturi (rajani) - Oct 16

The Apache CloudStack project remains a high volume community:

dev@ msgs = Nov: 1322, Oct: 1054, Sep: 1421
users@ msgs = Nov: 670, Oct: 557, Sep: 481
issues@ msgs = Nov: 1933, Oct: 1011, Sep: 1671
commits@ msgs = Nov: 1039, Oct: 696, Sep: 826
marketing@ msgs = Nov: 70, Oct: 60, Sep:69 
users-cn@ msgs = Nov: 120, Oct: 46, Sep: 61
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