[openstack-dev] [all] governance proposal worth a visit: Write down OpenStack principles

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Sep 13 07:44:49 UTC 2016

Clay Gerrard wrote:
> This is why I always have and presumably always will support Thierry on
> the TC.  His initial thinking *frequently* seems out of alignment with
> me, but after observing others healthy debate and discussion [1] - I
> always find we tend we both come around a little and seem to be pointing
> in basically the same direction in the end.  Thierry is *reasonable*. 
> Throwing out old assumptions when new information is raised is an
> absolute imperative - and here we see Thierry plainly and openly
> offering concession to a reasonable counterpoint.

Thanks, Clay!

I'll add that while it may appear that Clay and I always disagree, I
think he is profoundly honest in his feedback and I value it very much.

In particular, I agree with his recent blogpost: we need to listen to
our users (operators, but also application developers), and focus on our
mission more than on governance details. It is important for open source
projects to have a strong governance model, but it is only the frame
that holds the canvas and defines the space. The important part is the

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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