[openstack-dev] Discussing Amazon API compatibility [Nova][Swift]

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Wed Jul 24 15:57:42 UTC 2013

On 07/24/2013 08:51 AM, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> Hello
> I have seen lots of discussions on blogs and twitter heating up around
> Amazon API compatibility and OpenStack. This seems like a recurring
> topic, often raised by pundits and recently joined by members of the
> community. I think it's time to bring the discussions inside our
> community to our established channels and processes. Our community has
> established ways to discuss and take technical decisions, from the more
> accessible General mailing list to the Development list to the Design
> Summits, the weekly project meetings, the reviews on gerrit and the
> governing bodies Technical Committee and Board of Directors.
> While we have not seen a large push in the community recently via
> contributions or deployments, Amazon APIs have been an option for
> deployments from the early days of OpenStack.
> I would like to have this discussion inside the established channels of
> our community and get the opinions from those that maintain that
> OpenStack should increase efforts for Amazon APIs compatibility, and
> ultimately it would be good to see code contributions.
> Do you think OpenStack should have an ongoing effort to imitate Amazon's
> API? If you think it should, how would you lead the effort?

I don't care about Amazon's APIs at all, except in as much as
compatibility shims might help people migrate off of a closed system and
on to an open one.

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