Hi everyone, 

As you know, Kata Containers is a pilot project supported by the OpenStack Foundation (OSF).

As such, we wanted to make sure you’re aware of an effort recently kicked off a sub group of the OSF Board of Directors to draft guidelines[1] for confirming pilot projects as full, top-level, open infrastructure project of the Foundation. The current pilot projects that will be eligible for confirmation review in 2019-2020 are Airship, Kata Containers, StarlingX and Zuul. Currently the OpenStack project is the only confirmed project.

The discussion about drafting these guidelines is just getting started, and *we invite you to participate in this effort* by reviewing the working draft in this etherpad and adding in your feedback and thoughts starting on line 139:


There will most likely be an open call scheduled in early 2019 where additional feedback will also be welcomed. I will share that invitation with you once it’s schedule. 

The goal is to come up with a set of points that the Board can use when reviewing pilot projects for confirmation. This topic has previously been discussed at a very high-level at previous Board meetings, including the September 18th meeting[2] (starting around slide 38).

1. https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ProjectConfirmationGuidelines 
2. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10UyCpxkjPqC3kT-dYRpBxzNT39i2OhlggJvzGDosMz0/edit#slide=id.g4274351d5e_1_392