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

Amrith Kumar amrith at tesora.com
Thu Jun 16 11:48:44 UTC 2016

Thanks Thierry, I did the same (again) :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thierry Carrez [mailto:thierry at openstack.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:22 PM
> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [all][tc] Require a level playing field for
> OpenStack projects
> 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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