[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Dev] [Cinder] Open Source and community working together
mark at openstack.org
Sun Mar 2 02:18:39 UTC 2014
On Mar 1, 2014 7:45 PM, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> On 03/01/2014 03:30 PM, John Griffith wrote:
> > Hey,
> > I just wanted to send out a quick note on a topic that came up recently.
> > Unfortunately the folks that I'd like to read this most; don't
> > participate on the ML typically, but I'd at least like to raise some
> > community awareness.
> > We all know OpenStack is growing at a rapid pace and has a lot of
> > promise, so much so that there's an enormous field of vendors and OS
> > distributions that are focusing a lot of effort and marketing on the
> > project.
> > Something that came up recently in the Cinder project is that one of the
> > backend device vendors wasn't happy with a feature that somebody was
> > working on and contributed a patch for. Instead of providing a
> > meaningful review and suggesting alternatives to the patch they set up
> > meetings with other vendors leaving the active members of the community
> > out and picked things apart in their own format out of the public view.
> > Nobody from the core Cinder team was involved in these discussions or
> > meetings (at least that I've been made aware of).
> > I don't want to go into detail about who, what, where etc at this point.
> > I instead, I want to point out that in my opinion this is no way to
> > operate in an Open Source community. Collaboration is one thing, but
> > ambushing other peoples work is entirely unacceptable in my opinion.
> > OpenStack provides a plethora of ways to participate and voice your
> > opinion, whether it be this mailing list, the IRC channels which are
> > monitored daily and also host a published weekly meeting for most
> > projects. Of course when in doubt you're welcome to send me an email at
> > any time with questions or concerns that you have about a patch. In any
> > case however the proper way to address concerns about a submitted patch
> > is to provide a review for that patch.
> > Everybody has a voice and the ability to participate, and the most
> > effective way to do that is by thorough, timely and constructive code
> > reviews..
> > I'd also like to point out that while a number of companies and vendors
> > have fancy taglines like "The Leaders of OpenStack", they're not.
> > OpenStack is a community effort, as of right now there is no company
> > that leads or runs OpenStack. If you have issues or concerns on the
> > development side you need to take those up with the development
> > community, not vendor xyz.
> I have nothing to add except for a hearty HELL YES.
> OpenStack-dev mailing list
> OpenStack-dev at lists.openstack.org
More information about the OpenStack-dev