[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Languages vs. Scope of "OpenStack"

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Tue May 24 11:29:53 UTC 2016

+10000 ttx. ("I'd prefer if we didn't have to special-case anyone")

-- Dims

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:24 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Morgan Fainberg wrote:
>> [...]  If we are accepting golang, I want it to be clearly
>> documented that the expectation is it is used exclusively where there is
>> a demonstrable case (such as with swift) and not a carte blanche to use
>> it wherever-you-please.
>> I want this to be a social contract looked at and enforced by the
>> community, not special permissions that are granted by the TC (I don't
>> want the TC to need to step in an approve every single use case of
>> golang, or javascript ...). It's bottlenecking back to the TC for
>> special permissions or inclusion (see reasons for the dissolution of the
>> "integrated release").
>> This isn't strictly an all or nothing case, this is a "how would we
>> enforce this?" type deal. Lean on infra to enforce that only projects
>> with the golang-is-ok-here tag are allowed to use it? I don't want
>> people to write their APIs in javascript (and node.js) nor in golang. I
>> would like to see most of the work continue with python as the primary
>> language. I just think it's unreasonable to lock tools behind a gate
>> that is stronger than the social / community contract (and outlined in
>> the resolution including X language).
> +1
> I'd prefer if we didn't have to special-case anyone, and we could come up
> with general rules that every OpenStack project follows. Any other solution
> is an administrative nightmare and a source of tension between projects (why
> are they special and not me).
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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