[openstack-dev] Large Contributing OpenStack Operators working group?

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 20:14:51 UTC 2017


I was told about this group today. I have a few questions. Hopefully 
someone from this team can illuminate me with some answers.

1) What is the purpose of this group? The wiki states that the team 
"aims to define the use cases and identify and prioritise the 
requirements which are needed to deploy, manage, and run services on top 
of OpenStack. This work includes identifying functional gaps, creating 
blueprints, submitting and reviewing patches to the relevant OpenStack 
projects, contributing to working those items, tracking their completion."

What is the difference between the LCOO and the following existing 
working groups?

  * Large Deployment Team
  * Massively Distributed Team
  * Product Working Group
  * Telco/NFV Working Group

2) According to the wiki page, only companies that are "Multi-Cloud 
Operator[s] and/or Network Service Provider[s]" are welcome in this 
team. Why is the team called "Large Contributing OpenStack Operators" if 
it's only for Telcos? Further, if this is truly only for Telcos, why 
isn't the Telco/NFV working group appropriate?

3) Under the "Guiding principles" section of the above wiki, the top 
principle is "Align with the OpenStack Foundation". If this is the case, 
why did the group move its content to the closed Atlassian Confuence 
platform? Why does the group have a set of separate Slack channels 
instead of using the OpenStack mailing lists and IRC channels? Why is 
the OPNFV Jira used for tracking work items for the LCOO agenda?

See https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Gluon/Tasks-Ocata for examples.

4) I see a lot of agenda items around projects like Gluon, Craton, 
Watcher, and Blazar. I don't see any concrete ideas about talking with 
the developers of the key infrastructure services that OpenStack is 
built around. How does the LCOO plan on reaching out to the developers 
of the long-standing OpenStack projects like Nova, Neutron, Cinder, and 
Keystone to drive their shared agenda?

Thanks for reading and (hopefully) answering.


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