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

Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Wed Nov 9 11:14:32 UTC 2016

On Tue, 8 Nov 2016, Ash wrote:

> 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.

Here, have some tortured metaphors:

Something that feels like it gets under-emphasised in this conversation
is that change is coming whatever we do. As a community we can either
move quickly and stay ahead of the change and see it as a productive
development that we can surf or we can dilly dally and get drowned by a
wave that collapses over us.

Ecosystems must evolve and change because the world evolves and changes.
If we try to control this stuff too much what we will be doing is taking
the oxygen out of the system and snuffing the flame of excitement and

As a community we don't want to be bound together by rules, we want
to be enabled by processes that support making and doing things
effectively. The things that we make and do is what binds us

The conversations about additional languages in this community have
been one our most alarmingly regressive and patronizing. They seem
to be bred out of fear rather than hope and out of lack of faith in
each other than in trust. We've got people who want to build stuff.
Isn't that the important part?

Let's just get on with making stuff and work out the problems (and of
course there will be many, there always are) as they happen. That's
what we do.

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