[openstack-dev] [all] A proposal to separate the design summit

Qiming Teng tengqim at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Feb 23 14:14:11 UTC 2016

> >I don't think the proposal removes that opportunity. Contributors
> >/can/ still go to OpenStack Summits. They just don't /have to/. I
> >just don't think every contributor needs to be present at every
> >OpenStack Summit, while I'd like to see most of them present at
> >every separated contributors-oriented event[tm].
> Yes they can, but if contributors go to the design summit, then they
> also have to get travel budget to go to the new Summit.   So, design
> summits,  midcycle meetups, and now the split off marketing summit.
> This is making it overall more expensive for contributors that meet
> with customers.
My take of this is that we are saving the cost by isolating developers
(contributors) from users/customers.

- Qiming

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