[openstack-dev] [tc] [all] TC Report 48

Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Wed Nov 29 17:34:36 UTC 2017

On Wed, 29 Nov 2017, gordon chung wrote:
> On 2017-11-28 11:36 AM, Chris Dent wrote:
>> * A somewhat bizarre presentation suggesting the Board and the TC
>>    manage the OpenStack roadmap. There wasn't time to actually discuss
>>    this as previous topics ran _way_ over, but at a superficial glance
>>    it appeared to involve a complete misunderstanding of not just how
>>    open source works in OpenStack, but how open source works in
>>    general.
> was this topic to discuss how to implement an existing roadmap or how
> the board/tc should build a roadmap or something else completely? if the
> first, is there a link to this 'roadmap'?

As usual your trenchant insights are welcome and put the lie to your
claims of disaffection and disability.

The "roadmap, what/which roadmap?" was part of what made things
"bizarre". As we didn't actually get deeply into the presentation,
the slides or the discussion it's hard to be sure so what follows is
entirely speculation, I really have no idea.

However, if I were to guess, the roadmap in this case is a sort of
notional or platonic roadmap standing in for the idea of "wouldn't
it be great if there were a unified direction for OpenStack?" With
that in place you can then come around to the idea of "wouldn't
it be great if that direction was somehow effectively managed?"

When you put it like that it doesn't sound half bad, but when
sourced from a place that often smells of "OpenStack is not
addressing the needs of telcos and NFV fast enough" it gets a taint
on it.

Sufficent answer?

Chris Dent                      (⊙_⊙')         https://anticdent.org/
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