[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Dev] [Cinder] Open Source and community working together

John Griffith john.griffith at solidfire.com
Mon Mar 3 18:09:15 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>wrote:

> Luke Gorrie wrote:
> > That's a really harsh threat being made against a really vaguely defined
> > group.
> >
> > I don't want to have to read between the lines on threats posted to
> > openstack-dev to see if my reputation will be in tatters in the morning.
> >
> > This spoiled my day today, and I have nothing to do with whatever
> > incident you guys with privileged information are talking about.
> I'm sorry to hear that. I didn't mean that as a threat: my point was
> that at some point, some company will be called out on their
> non-cooperative behavior. It just takes an enraged person and an ML post
> or a tweet. Since so far all those incidents successfully didn't name
> anyone, it will feel very unfair to the first company that gets hit by
> such reputational backlash.
> My advice was therefore that you should not wait for that to happen to
> engage in cooperative behavior, because you don't want to be the first
> company to get singled out.
> This kind of reputational pressure is at work all the time in the Linux
> Kernel project, where companies which contribute less or engage in bad
> behavior are routinely mentioned (sometimes in very offensive ways). I
> don't think we can prevent this happening in OpenStack unless
> cooperation stays the norm.
> Well put Thierry!

Just to add, part of the intent here is that it's good to do things
publicly so as to avoid any misconceptions.

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> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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