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

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Wed Jul 24 16:20:41 UTC 2013

On 07/24/2013 11:57 AM, Monty Taylor wrote:
> 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.

I feel about the same way, but I think this reason is enough to have and
continue maintaining support for these APIs.

As Stefano said, at least in nova we haven't seen a whole *lot* of work
on the EC2 API support lately.  However, I don't see it going away in
the foreseeable future and would certainly welcome more contributions in
this area.

Russell Bryant

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