[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Require a level playing field for OpenStack projects

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Jun 15 16:22:24 UTC 2016

Amrith Kumar wrote:
> Thanks for writing this up and for the interesting discussion that has come up in this ML thread.
> While I think I get the general idea of the motivation, I think the verbiage doesn't quite do justice to your intent.
> One area which I would like to highlight is the situation with the underlying operating system on which the software is to run. What if that is proprietary software? Consider support for (for example) running on Red Hat or the Windows operating systems. That would not be something that could be easily abstracted into a 'driver'.
> Another is the case of proprietary software; consider support in Trove for (for example) using the DB2 Express or the Vertica database. Clearly these are things where some have an advantage when compared to others.
> I therefore suggest the following amendment in https://review.openstack.org/#/c/329448/.
> * The project provides a level playing field for interested developers to collaborate. Where proprietary software, hardware, or other resources (including testing) are required, these should be reasonably accessible to interested contributors.

I replied to that on the review :)

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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