[openstack-dev] [all] Topics for the Board+TC+UC meeting in Vancouver

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri May 11 16:31:07 UTC 2018

On 05/11/2018 12:21 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
> On 11/05/18 11:46, Jay Pipes wrote:
>> On 05/10/2018 08:12 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
>>> On 10/05/18 16:45, Matt Riedemann wrote:
>>>> On 5/10/2018 3:38 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
>>>>> How can we avoid (or get out of) the local maximum trap and ensure 
>>>>> that OpenStack will meet the needs of all the users we want to 
>>>>> serve, not just those whose needs are similar to those of the users 
>>>>> we already have?
>>>> The phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" comes to mind here. 
>>> Stipulating the constraint that you can't please everybody, how do 
>>> you ensure that you're meeting the needs of the users who are most 
>>> important to the long-term sustainability of the project, and not 
>>> just the ones who were easiest to bootstrap?
>> Who gets to decide who the users are "that are most important to the 
>> long-term sustainability of the project"?
> The thing I'm hoping to convince people of here is that the question is 
> interesting independently of how you define that.

Agreed. The question is interesting regardless, but how seriously people 
take the answers to the question will depend on how much they agree with 
the people that decide who the "important users" are.


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