[openstack-dev] [StarlingX] StarlingX code followup discussions

Brian Haley haleyb.dev at gmail.com
Tue May 22 21:41:18 UTC 2018

On 05/22/2018 04:57 PM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> Warning: strong opinions ahead.
> On 05/22/2018 02:54 PM, Dean Troyer wrote:
>> Developers will need to re-create a repo locally in
>> order to work or test the code and create reviews (there are more git
>> challenges here). It would be challenging to do functional testing on
>> the rest of STX in CI without access to all of the code.
> Please don't take this the wrong way, Dean, but you aren't seriously 
> suggesting that anyone outside of Windriver/Intel would ever contribute 
> to these repos are you?
> What motivation would anyone outside of Windriver/Intel -- who must make 
> money on this effort otherwise I have no idea why they are doing it -- 
> have to commit any code at all to StarlingX?

I read this the other way - the goal is to get all the forked code from 
StarlingX into upstream repos.  That seems backwards from how this 
should have been done (i.e. upstream first), and I don't see how a 
project would prioritize that over other work.

> I'm truly wondering why was this even open-sourced to begin with? I'm as 
> big a supporter of open source as anyone, but I'm really struggling to 
> comprehend the business, technical, or marketing decisions behind this 
> action. Please help me understand. What am I missing?

I'm just as confused.


> My personal opinion is that I don't think that any products, derivatives 
> or distributions should be hosted on openstack.org infrastructure.
> Are any of the distributions of OpenStack listed at 
> https://www.openstack.org/marketplace/distros/ hosted on openstack.org 
> infrastructure? No. And I think that is completely appropriate.
> Best,
> -jay
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