[openstack-dev] [all][tc] TC Candidates: what does an OpenStack user look like?

ChangBo Guo glongwave at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 13:05:50 UTC 2017


Thanks for raising the discussion. We recently discuss a lot about what's
OpenStack, what OpenStack Foundation should be.  I would like to list some
discussion I involved before [1].   OpenSack affects following people and
organizations. we should consider when we make decisions.

*Q1: Who benefits from OpenStack? Who are the customers, users, etc?*

1st tier (direct users) : Developers, Sys Admins, DevOps, Application
owners that want IaaS/PaaS resources

2nd tier (providers) catering to 1st directly :
   2a (internal) : Enterprises and IT departments
   2b (external) : IaaS/PaaS Providers, SaaS Providers, Enterprises,
Operators and CSPs

3rd tier catering to 2nd tier :
  3a : Distribution Vendors and OpenStack Integrators
  3b : Hardware vendors

[1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/ocata-12questions-exercise-board

2017-10-13 0:51 GMT+08:00 Zane Bitter <zbitter at redhat.com>:

> (Reminder: we are in the TC election campaigning period, and we all have
> the opportunity to question the candidates. The campaigning period ends on
> Saturday, so make with the questions.)
> In my head, I have a mental picture of who I'm building OpenStack for.
> When I'm making design decisions I try to think about how it will affect
> these hypothetical near-future users. By 'users' here I mean end-users, the
> actual consumers of OpenStack APIs. What will it enable them to do? What
> will they have to work around? I think we probably all do this, at least
> subconsciously. (Free tip: try doing it consciously.)
> So my question to the TC candidates (and incumbent TC members, or anyone
> else, if they want to answer) is: what does the hypothetical OpenStack user
> that is top-of-mind in your head look like? Who are _you_ building
> OpenStack for?
> There's a description of mine in this email, as an example:
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-Octo
> ber/123312.html
> To be clear, for me at least there's only one wrong answer ("person who
> needs somewhere to run their IRC bouncer"). What's important in my opinion
> is that we have a bunch of people with *different* answers on the TC,
> because I think that will lead to better discussion and hopefully better
> decisions.
> Discuss.
> cheers,
> Zane.
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ChangBo Guo(gcb)
Community Director @EasyStack
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