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

John Garbutt john at johngarbutt.com
Fri Jun 17 10:11:44 UTC 2016

On 16 June 2016 at 09:58, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Project team requirements are just guidelines, which are interpreted by
> humans. In the end, the TC members vote and use human judgment rather than
> blind 'rules'. I just want (1) to state that a level playing field is an
> essential part of what we call "open collaboration", and (2) to have TC
> members *consider* whether the project presents a fair playing field or not,
> as part of how they judge future project teams.

FWIW, I think this is what wins me over.
These are just guidelines to be considered by humans.

> There is a grey area that requires human judgment here. In your example
> above, if the open implementation was unusable open core bait to lure people
> into using the one and only proprietary driver, it would be a problem. If
> the open implementation was fully functional and nothing prevented adding
> additional proprietary drivers, there would be no problem.

This answers a lot of the questions I had after reading the idea.
Along with the fact this is only about official projects.


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