[openstack-dev] Which program for Rally
zbitter at redhat.com
Mon Aug 11 18:08:52 UTC 2014
On 08/08/14 10:41, Anne Gentle wrote:
> - Would have to ensure Rally is what we want "first" as getting to be PTL
> since you are first to propose seems to be the model.
I know that at one time it was popular in the trade/gutter press to cast
aspersions on new projects by saying that someone getting to be a PTL
was the major motivation behind them. And although, having been there, I
can tell you that this was grossly unfair to the people concerned, at
least you could see where the impression might have come from in the
days where being a PTL guaranteed you a seat on the TC.
These days with a directly elected TC, the job of a PTL is confined to
administrative busywork. To the extent that a PTL holds any real ex
officio power, which is not a great extent, it's probably a mistake that
will soon be rectified. If anyone is really motivated to become a PTL by
their dreams of avarice then I can guarantee that they will be disappointed.
It seems pretty clear to me that projects want their own programs
because they don't think it wise to hand over control of all changes to
the thing they've been working on for the past year or more to a group
of people who have barely glanced at it before and already have other
priorities. I submit that this is sufficient to completely explain the
proliferation of programs without attributing to anyone any untoward
Finally, *yes*, the model is indeed that the project working in the open
with the community eventually gets incubated, and the proprietary
project working behind closed doors with a plan to "'open source' it one
day, when it's perfect" is doomed to perpetual irrelevance. You'll note
that anyone who is unhappy about that still has an obvious course of
action that doesn't involve punishing the people who are trying to do
the Right Thing by the community.
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