[openstack-dev] [manila][tc] Seeking feedback on the OpenStack cloud vision

Tom Barron tpb at dyncloud.net
Wed Oct 31 20:01:38 UTC 2018

On 24/10/18 11:14 -0400, Zane Bitter wrote:
>Greetings, Manila team!
>As you may be aware, I've been working with other folks in the 
>community on documenting a vision for OpenStack clouds (formerly known 
>as the 'Technical Vision') - essentially to interpret the mission 
>statement in long-form, in a way that we can use to actually help 
>guide decisions. You can read the latest draft here: 
>We're trying to get feedback from as many people as possible - in many 
>ways the value is in the process of coming together to figure out what 
>we're trying to achieve as a community with OpenStack and how we can 
>work together to build it. The document is there to help us remember 
>what we decided so we don't have to do it all again over and over.
>The vision is structured with two sections that apply broadly to every 
>project in OpenStack - describing the principles that we believe are 
>essential to every cloud, and the ones that make OpenStack different 
>from some other clouds. The third section is a list of design goals 
>that we want OpenStack as a whole to be able to meet - ideally each 
>project would be contributing toward one or more of these design 
>I think that, like Cinder, Manila would qualify as contributing to the 
>'Basic Physical Data Center Management' goal, since it also allows 
>users to access external storage providers through a standardised API.
>If you would like me or another TC member to join one of your team IRC 
>meetings to discuss further what the vision means for your team, 
>please reply to this thread to set it up. You are also welcome to 
>bring up any questions in the TC IRC channel, #openstack-tc - there's 
>more of us around during Office Hours 
>(https://governance.openstack.org/tc/#office-hours), but you can talk 
>to us at any time.
>Feedback can also happen either in this thread or on the review 
>If the team is generally happy with the vision as it is and doesn't 
>have any specific feedback, that's cool but I'd like to request that 
>at least the PTL leave a vote on the review. It's important to know 
>whether we are actually developing a consensus in the community or 
>just talking to ourselves :)
>many thanks,

Zane and I chatted on IRC and he is going to attend the manila 
community meeting tomorrow, November 1, at 1500 UTC in 
#openstack-meeting-alt to follow up and solicit feedback.  If you are 
unable to attend the meeting and have points to make or questions 
please follow up in this thread or in the review mentioned above.


-- Tom

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