[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Moving away from "big tent" terminology

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 20:28:22 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:22 PM, Matt Riedemann <mriedemos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/15/2017 9:57 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>> Obviously we are not the target audience for that term. I think we are
>> deep enough in OpenStack and technically-focused enough to see through
>> that. But reality is, the majority of the rest of the world is confused,
>> and needs help figuring it out. Giving the category a name is a way to
>> do that.
> Maybe don't ask the inmates what the asylum/prison should be called. Why
> don't we have people that are confused about this weighing in on this
> thread? Oh right because they don't subscribe to, or read, or reply to a
> development mailing list.
> God I feel like I waste an inordinate amount of time each week reading about
> what new process or thing we're going to call something, rather than
> actually working on getting stuff done for the release or reviewing changes.
> I'm tired of constant bureaucratic distraction. I believe it has to be
> demoralizing to the development community.

I hear you loud and clear Matt. unfortunately this affects how our
community is viewed/perceived and will have an effect for our health
long term.

> I'm not trying to offend or troll so much as vent some frustration.
> --
> Thanks,
> Matt
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