[openstack-dev] OS or os are not acronyms for OpenStack

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Aug 18 04:17:48 UTC 2014

On 08/15/2014 11:49 AM, Russell Bryant wrote:
> On 08/15/2014 01:28 PM, Mike Spreitzer wrote:
>> Anita Kuno <anteaya at anteaya.info> wrote on 08/15/2014 01:08:44 PM:
>>> ...
>>> I think you hit the nail on the head here, Russell, "it's fine in the
>>> right context".
>>> The definition of the right context however is somewhat elusive. I have
>>> chosen (it is my own fault) to place myself in the area where the folks
>>> I deal with struggle with understanding context. The newcomers to the
>>> third party space and folks creating stackforge repos don't have the
>>> benefit of the understanding that core reviewers have (would I be
>>> accurate in saying that it is mostly nova reviewers who have responded
>>> to my initial post thus far?).
>> I suffered from an instance of this confusion myself when I was just
>> getting started,
>> and have seen colleagues get confused too.  I suspect this problem hits
>> many
>> newcomers.
> but surely when it comes to learning OpenStack itself, the OpenStack
> community, dev processes, tools, etc .... this has got to be extremely
> far down the list of barriers to entry.
It is a compounding problem. Folks cargo cult from each other and than
point to the cargo culting as proof that their use is the correct use
obfuscating the opportunity for them to clearly understand the original

I'm actually surprised as many folks have spent time replying as did
reply since the intended audience for this post was those who never
reply to any email and don't ask questions, they just use information
incorrectly since they think copying other people passes for knowledge.


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