[openstack-dev] Avoiding regression in project governance

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Wed Mar 11 19:55:59 UTC 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Stanley [mailto:fungi at yuggoth.org]
> Sent: 11 March 2015 20:40
> To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] Avoiding regression in project governance
> On 2015-03-11 19:06:21 +0000 (+0000), Tim Bell wrote:
> [...]
> > I think we can make this work. Assuming more than N (to my mind >
> > 5 or so) deployments report they are using project X, we can say that
> > this is used in production/POC/... and the number of
> > nodes/hypervisors/etc.
> >
> > This makes it concrete and anonymous to avoid the fishing queries.
> > It also allows our community to enter what they are doing in one place
> > rather than answering multiple surveys. I am keen to avoid generic
> > queries such as "How many hypervisors are installed for public clouds
> > using Xen" but if we have an agreement that >5 avoids company
> > identification, I feel this is feasible.
> [...]
> I'm mildly concerned that this adds a strong incentive to start gaming responses
> to/participation in the user survey going forward, once it gets around that you
> just need N people to take the survey and claim to be using this project in
> production so that it can get the coveted "production-ready" tag. I'm probably a
> little paranoid and certainly would prefer to assume good faith on the part of
> everyone in our community, but as the community continues to grow that faith
> gets spread thinner and thinner.

Agreed on the worry... I'd hope that gaming the user survey would be relatively difficult and is already a risk.

However, there are lots of other motivations for influencing the user survey and we need to address these anyway.

I don't think it is perfect or universal but it seems better than a doodle for each project which is easier to influence.

> --
> Jeremy Stanley
> _________________________________________________________________
> _________
> OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
> Unsubscribe: OpenStack-dev-request at lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe
> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev

More information about the OpenStack-dev mailing list