One of the objectives of the OpenStack Foundation is to "Make OpenStack the ubiquitous cloud operating system". In order to reach that objective the Foundation needs to understand more about the usage of the OpenStack software.
Until now we've been counting downloads from Launchpad but that source is less and less accurate because OpenStack Distributions have become the main form to test, run and deploy OpenStack. Something like the Canonical Census that sends the daily anonymous ‘I’m alive’ ping for each Ubuntu installation by OEM or Mozilla’s Telemetry that captures more sophisticated details to gain hindsights about usage of Firefox. (http://arewesnappyyet.com/)
This discussion is important for the OpenStack Foundation and should be joined by users and owners of distributions alike. The objective of the session is to identify what sort of information is needed to track OpenStack adoption and what systems we need to put in place to implement.