IBM’s Platinum Membership of the OpenStack Foundation will end this year which will result in a Platinum opening starting January 2018. The Board will consider candidates to fill the Platinum spot at an upcoming meeting.
The Platinum Member Agreement (http://www.openstack.org/legal/platinum-member-policy/ http://www.openstack.org/legal/platinum-member-policy/) covers the process for new Platinum Members to be elected in broad terms in Section 4. You can also review the general framework the Board uses to consider new Gold and Platinum members: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/PotentialMemberCriteria https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/PotentialMemberCriteria
Please reach out to me if your organization is interested or if you have any questions.
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