[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Oct 16 09:56:50 UTC 2017

On 15/10/17 01:26 +0100, Erno Kuvaja wrote:
>What we really need to focus on is to get people _wanting_ to join us.
>There is next to nothing easy in OpenStack with all it's complexity
>and that's perfectly fine. Easy is not fun, we all want to challenge
>ourselves. And we have amazing community to support those who wants to
>join and make the difference. That is the group we need to grow and
>when we run out of scalability of helping the people who really wants
>to make the effort, then we should focus streamlining that process.
>I'm eager to say, we're wasting our time trying to make it super
>welcoming and easy just to join for everyone as long as we do not have
>the queue of people who really wants to make a difference. Think about
>it, feel free to tell that I'm totally wrong and just being ass by
>saying this, and when you do, please explain why you think so.

I don't think you're totally wrong and I also think we might be having a problem
attracting people to the community. Nevertheless, I don't think attracting
people to the community is entirely related to being inclusive. If you do a
massive marketing campain to attract people and your community is not welcoming
(or simply ready to deal with that) then you'll end up pushing them away, hence
my question ;)

As you correctly pointed out, our community is amaizing but not perfect. We do
have some serious issues to deal with to be more inclusive. So, I think you're
onto something and your answer is valid, perhaps better in a different context.


Flavio Percoco
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