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

Steve Gordon sgordon at redhat.com
Fri Jun 17 03:40:29 UTC 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy Stanley" <fungi at yuggoth.org>
> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:04:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [all][tc] Require a level playing field	for OpenStack projects
> On 2016-06-16 16:04:28 -0400 (-0400), Steve Gordon wrote:
> [...]
> > This is definitely a point worth clarifying in the general case,
> > but tangentially for the specific case of the RHEL operating
> > system please note that RHEL is available to developers for free:
> > 
> >     http://developers.redhat.com/products/rhel/get-started/
> >     http://developers.redhat.com/articles/no-cost-rhel-faq/
> > 
> > This is a *relatively* recent advancement so I though I would
> > mention it as folks may not be aware.
> Just to clarify, this is free-as-in-beer (gratis) and not
> free-as-in-speech (libre)? If so, that's still proprietary so I'm
> curious how that changes the situation. Would OpenStack welcome a
> project built exclusively around a "free for developer use" product
> into the tent?

Well, in the context of evaluating this specific proposed change that really depends on the final language used. Under the wording that is currently proposed the answer would seem to be "yes" if developers of all organizations have access to that same software - whether that's the intent or not is perhaps a different question. In reality of course such a hypothetical project would likely fall afoul of the earlier criteria around dependencies anyway...


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