[openstack-dev] [all] [tc] unconstrained growth, why?

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Feb 16 20:37:00 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Chris Dent's message of 2016-02-16 19:47:11 +0000:
> On Tue, 16 Feb 2016, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> [lots of reassonable stuff snipped]
> > I think we should be looking for
> > ways to say "yes" to new projects, rather than "no."
> I think the opposite is worth thinking about. Maybe we should be
> defaulting to "no". Not because candidates are bad, but because
> unconstrained growth is. OpenStack is already big enough and resources
> are limited. Maybe we should only add stuff that explicitly adds value
> to OpenStack.

If we want to do that, we should change the rules because we put
the current set of rules in place specifically to encourage more
project teams to join officially. We can do that, but that discussion
deserves its own thread.

> For the example of Poppy, there is nothing that requires it be a part
> of OpenStack for it to be useful to OpenStack nor for it to exist as
> a valuable part of the open source world.

Nor is there for lots of our existing official projects. Which ones
should we remove?


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