[openstack-dev] Split of the openstack-dev list
rakhmerov at mirantis.com
Fri Nov 15 06:54:20 UTC 2013
On 15 Nov 2013, at 02:46, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:
> Allow me an analogy if you will:
> Consider a burgeoning city. There are people who have been around a long
> time. Some are politicians, some work for the city, some are just good
> citizens. These people see newcomers in the commons and greet them with
> open arms. Those who have only been around a while see those and see that
> this is a city where new people are welcome, and they do the same as the
> old timers, welcoming new residents and visitors alike, and they also
> feel even more welcome than before they noticed that. Though newcomers
> must wait a while and gain the trust of the old-timers to call themselves
> citizens, they are already encouraged to participate in discussions at
> every level and to organize themselves in the same way as the old-timers.
> Now consider a different city. Things are quiet in the commons. Newcomers
> are greeted with a sign. "Newcomers over there->". That part of town is
> unknown to the rest of the world. It has less infrastructure. It also
> has very little representation in the government. The line is very clear
> between the citizens and the newcomers. When the newcomers want to become
> full citizens, they have to go before a council of old-timers, some of
> whom have specifically decided to ignore newcomers until this moment.
> Now, choose which city will grow faster and produce more innovation.
This is great! Totally agree.
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