[openstack-dev] [all] Embracing new languages in OpenStack

Ash ash at wildernessvoice.com
Wed Nov 9 06:01:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 2:27 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>

> Ash wrote:
> > [...]
> > Here's another take on the situation. If there are people who genuinely
> > wish to see a CI pipeline that can support something like Go, perhaps
> > you can establish a prerequisite of working with the Infra team on
> > establishing the new pipeline. In my opinion, this seems to be the major
> > gate. So, if there's a clear path identified, resources provided, and
> > the Infra team is ultimately benefitted, then I'm not sure why there
> > should be another rejection. Just a thought. I know this proposal
> > continues to come up and I'm a big fan of seeing other languages
> > supported, especially Go. But I also understand that it can break
> > things. Personally, I would even volunteer to work on such an Infra
> effort.
> >
> > BTW, it is quite possible that another group might feel the same
> > constraints. It's perfectly reasonable. But if we can overcome such
> > obstacles, would the TC still have a concern?
> The TC isn't just one person. In complex situations like this where you
> have to weigh the trade-off between opening up more choices and our
> community's ability to digest/survive the change, there will always be a
> wide variety of opinions. I won't claim to be able to predict how the
> current membership would vote.
> That said, I think that if we can have more confidence that our
> structure can handle it (from infra to release/stable/dep management)
> and that the OpenStack community will share expertise and best practices
> on Go and avoid reinventing the wheel in every project, I expect a
> majority of TC members to take that leap of faith.
> To me, the important part is that introducing Go should not be another
> way for some of our community to be different, but another way for our
> community to be one. It should do more to bind our community together
> than to split it into more factions and silos.

I couldn't agree more. I don't like change for the sake of change (in any
aspect of my life). So in my mind this would have to be a way to better
bind us.

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> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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