[openstack-dev] Last sync from oslo-incubator

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Nov 13 09:44:49 UTC 2015

Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> A long time ago, oslo-incubator had a lot of code, we have made most
> of the code to oslo.* libraries. There's very little code left and
> we'd like to stop hosting common code in oslo-incubator repository. We
> encourage everyone to adopt the code they have in their repos under
> openstack/common into their own namespace/packaging as we will be
> getting rid of any remaining python modules in oslo-incubator.
> [...]

So this is pretty funny, since oslo-incubator was actually created
exactly 3 years ago today. Three years ago we clearly stated that common
code between OpenStack projects should ultimately become libraries and
no longer be copy-pasted. It took us 3 years to get to the point where
almost all the code has been graduated.

Some would say it's a long time, but considering this is a
cross-project, technical-debt-reduction effort that typically falls
short of resources in a tragedy of the commons, I prefer to see it as a
great achievement for us as a community.

Thanks to all the people that drove Oslo from where it was to where it
is today, including (but not limited to) Mark McLoughlin, Doug Hellmann
and Davanum Srinivas.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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