[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Allowing Teams Based on Vendor-specific Drivers

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Nov 29 21:36:59 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Sam Betts (sambetts)'s message of 2016-11-29 21:00:06 +0000:
> There are a couple of reasons we want to become an official OpenStack project.
> From a project perspective, we want to be recognized that the project isn’t just a “public source” repo for Cisco’s drivers but is a community driven open source project for supporting Cisco hardware/software and we want to encourage community members that are using Cisco equipment to participate with us contributing to and helping improve the drivers.

Thanks, Sam. This is the spirit I think we should be encouraging for all


> Additionally, being “official” indicates a level of maturity which benefits us as a project by improving the public perception of our drivers, and also indicates to OpenStack users that OpenStack itself is mature and has support for existing technologies and physical equipment out of the box. We want to make the Cisco drivers visible/discoverable so that operators evaluating OpenStack for their use cases will easily be able to know if a driver for their equipment exists without digging around in git repos. 
> In our current state (not an official project or under an official project) we can’t publish our existence, releases or docs to any official location on *.openstack.org which makes it difficult for those new to OpenStack to know we exist, or find any information on how to deploy/use Cisco equipment with OpenStack.
> Sam

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