[openstack-dev] [all] The future of the integrated release

Eoghan Glynn eglynn at redhat.com
Thu Aug 7 22:38:05 UTC 2014

> On 08/07/2014 01:41 PM, Eoghan Glynn wrote:
> > My point was simply that we don't have direct control over the
> > contributors' activities
> This is not correct and I've seen it repeated too often to let it go
> uncorrected: we (the OpenStack project as a whole) have a lot of control
> over contributors to OpenStack. There is a Technical Committee and a
> Board of Directors, corporate members and sponsors... all of these can
> do a lot to make things happen. For example, the Platinum members of the
> Foundation are required at the moment to have at least 'two full time
> equivalents' and I don't see why the board couldn't change that
> requirement, make it more specific.
> OpenStack is not an amateurish project done by volunteers in their free
> time.  We have lots of leverage we can apply to get things done.

There was no suggestion of amatuerish-ness, or even volunteerism,
in my post.

Simply a recognition of the reality that we are not operating in
a traditional command & control environment.

TBH I'm surprised such an assertion would be considered controversial.

But I'd be happy to hear how you envisage rate-limiting WIP would
play out in practice?


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