[tc][election] campaign discussion: how TC can solve the less contributor issue?

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Mon Apr 6 20:21:05 UTC 2020

 ---- On Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:34:36 -0500 Jeremy Freudberg <jeremyfreudberg at gmail.com> wrote ----
 > People generally contribute to something that they want to use. It is
 > really as simple as that.
 > - Make sure that people understand what OpenStack is/does
 > - Make OpenStack easier to use
 > - Make OpenStack do more things
 > - Make OpenStack components reusable
 > For the first three points: few people want to use something that they
 > don't understand or that they find difficult to use or that doesn't do
 > the things they want. For the last point: ok fine, maybe some people
 > don't need OpenStack but one of our components might be just what they
 > need to build their own cool thing, so why not mutually benefit?

I think all those points are valid but whats about existing users who are
using them. How we can convince them to contribute back?
Jay did a good job putting the clear pic on users vs contributors.

- https://governance.openstack.org/tc/user_survey/analysis-12-2019.html#to-which-projects-does-your-organization-contribute-maintenance-resources-such-as-patches-for-bug-and-reviews-on-master-or-stable-branches


 > On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 9:12 PM Ghanshyam Mann <gmann at ghanshyammann.com> wrote:
 > >
 > > This topic is a very important and critical area to solve in the OpenStack community.
 > > I personally feel and keep raising this issue wherever I get the opportunity.
 > >
 > > To develop or maintain any software, the very first thing we need is to have enough developer resources.
 > > Without enough developers (either open or closed source), none of the software can survive.
 > >
 > > OpenStack current situation on contributors is not the same as it was few years back.  Almost every
 > > project is facing the less contributor issue as compare to requirements and incoming requests. Few
 > > projects already dead or going to be if we do not solve the less contributors issue now.
 > >
 > > I know, TC is not directly responsible to solve this issue but we should do something or at least find
 > > the way who can solve this.
 > >
 > > What do you think about what role TC can play to solve this? What platform or entity can be used by TC to
 > > raise this issue? or any new crazy Idea?
 > >
 > >
 > > -gmann
 > >

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