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