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OpenLab Testing Charter v1.0

Effective 13 May 2019

1) Mission and Scope of the OpenLab project

  • a) The purpose of the OpenLab project is to promote the testing and verification of Open Source projects.

  • b) OpenLab will stay a vendor and open source foundation neutral place where testing can be performed on any Open Source project to help promote interoperability and prove out valid configurations.

    • i) All tested software must be under an approved Open Source license.

    • ii) Productized versions of Open Source projects are not appropriate for testing with OpenLab resources.

    • iii) Testing of upstream Open Source projects should be an indication that products based on that upstream code is compatible. Any incompatibility issues would be the responsibility and the purview of that vendor.

  • c) One of the goals of OpenLab is to test the new "LAMP stack" for various use cases. That is, we want to assemble and validate tested combinations of different Open Source projects that may be used together to build larger solutions that can address the actual needs of the end user.

  • d) OpenLab provides a place for different Open Source projects to work together, assistance in identifying testing and operability concerns, and a place for supporting providers to contribute cloud and physical device access to promote the overall Open Source ecosystem.

2) Membership

  • a) There are three levels of "membership" in the OpenLab community:

    • i) General Members - anyone who participates in OpenLab activities (test development, operations, test platform contribution, or promoting OpenLab efforts in the greater community) are considered general members of OpenLab.

    • ii) Operations Managers - those who have participated in the operations of the OpenLab CI system and ensured operability of OpenLab infrastructure are considered Operations Managers. This group has access to the cloud account information and critical systems that make up OpenLab and are therefore limited to those that have gained community trust and have been nominated into the role by existing Operations Managers.

    • iii) Program Managers - the OpenLab Program Managers are responsible for enforcing the OpenLab mission for all tested solutions and are promoters of the OpenLab effort in outreach to other Open Source communities and supporting companies.

3) Technical Steering Committee

  • a) The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is comprised of OpenLab Program Managers.

  • b) The TSC is responsible for promoting the OpenLab effort across different Open Source communities to help grow involvement in Open Source testing and helping onboard new projects to add or expand different technology stacks.

  • c) As part of the TSC, Program Managers will approve or deny new requests for testing as appropriate to ensure all efforts align with the OpenLab mission.

4) Operations Infrastructure

  • a) Operations Managers will help set up new projects with test advice and configuration support.

  • b) Operations Managers will assist new projects with triaging test failures and identifying root cause of failures until the projects are able to perform these actions on their own.

  • c) Infrastructure providers - those that provide cloud VM, container, or physical host access to OpenLab for testing - are key to the operation of OpenLab.

    • i) Providers are donating these resources because they want to support the Open Source ecosystem and they believe in the OpenLab mission.

    • ii) OpenLab Operations Managers and Program Managers will make sure these donated resources are used appropriately.

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