[openstack-dev] Diversity as a requirement for incubation

Mike Perez thingee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 05:35:19 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>wrote:

> I guess there are 3 options:
> 1. Require diversity for incubation, but find ways to bless or recommend
> projects pre-incubation so that this diversity can actually be achieved
> 2. Do not require diversity for incubation, but require it for
> graduation, and remove projects from incubation if they fail to attract
> a diverse community
> 3. Do not require diversity at incubation time, but at least judge the
> interest of other companies: are they signed up to join in the future ?
> Be ready to drop the project from incubation if that was a fake support
> and the project fails to attract a diverse community
> Personally I'm leaning towards (3) at the moment. Thoughts ?

3 gets my vote. As I've voiced over and over on the Barbican incubation
thread, diversity is going to help the project gain contributors. You'll
have a
hard time gaining contributors if it's just one-sided designed solutions
only some companies can use.

-Mike Perez
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