[openstack-dev] [all] Community managed tech/dev blog: Call for opinions and ideas

Dan Prince dprince at redhat.com
Mon Nov 27 14:16:07 UTC 2017

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Last Thursday[0], at the TC office hours, we brainstormed a bit around the
> idea
> of having a tech blog. This idea came first from Joshua Harlow and it was
> then
> briefly discussed at the summit too.
> The idea, we have gathered, is to have a space where the community could
> write
> technical posts about OpenStack. The idea is not to have an aggregator
> (that's
> what our planet[1] is for) but a place to write original and curated
> content.

Why not just write article's on existing blogs, link them into planet, and
then if they are really good promote them at a higher level?

Having a separate blog that is maintained by a few seems a bit elitist to


> During the conversation, we argued about what kind of content would be
> acceptable for this platform. Here are some ideas of things we could have
> there:
> - Posts that are dev-oriented (e.g: new functions on an oslo lib)
> - Posts that facilitate upstream development (e.g: My awesome dev setup)
> - Deep dive into libvirt internals

What is really missing in our current infrastructure setup that really
prevents any of the above?

> - ideas?
> As Chris Dent pointed out on that conversation, we should avoid making this
> place a replacement for things that would otherwise go on the mailing list
> -
> activity reports, for example. Having dev news in this platform, we would
> overlap with things that go already on the mailing list and, arguably, we
> would
> be defeating the purpose of the platform. But, there might be room for
> both(?)
> Ultimately, we should avoid topics promoting new features in services as
> that's what
> superuser[2] is for.
> So, what are your thoughts about this? What kind of content would you
> rather
> have posted here? Do you like the idea at all?
> [0] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-tc/%23op
> enstack-tc.2017-11-23.log.html#t2017-11-23T15:01:25
> [1] http://planet.openstack.org/
> [2] http://superuser.openstack.org/
> Flavio
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> Flavio Percoco
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