[openstack-dev] [chef] Making the Kitchen Great Again: A Retrospective on OpenStack & Chef

Alex Schultz aschultz at redhat.com
Thu Feb 16 17:42:14 UTC 2017

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2017, at 10:07 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
>> When we signed off on the Big Tent changes we said competition
>> between projects was desirable, and that deployers and contributors
>> would make choices based on the work being done in those competing
>> projects. Basically, the market would decide on the "optimal"
>> solution. It's a hard message to hear, but that seems to be what
>> is happening.
> This.
> We got much better at adding new things to OpenStack. We need to get better at letting go of old things.
> -- Ed Leafe

I agree that the market will dictate what continues to survive, but if
you're not careful you may be speeding up the decline as the end user
(deployer/operator/cloud consumer) will switch completely to something
else because it becomes to difficult to continue to consume via what
used to be there and no longer is.  I thought the whole point was to
not have vendor lock-in.  Honestly I think the focus is too much on
the development and not enough on the consumption of the development
output.  What are the point of all these features if no one can
actually consume them.


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