[Openstack-operators] [openstack-dev] [stable][all] Keeping Juno "alive" for longer.

Gareth academicgareth at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 16:18:34 UTC 2015

BTW, what's the EOL date of Juno?

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:50 PM, Tom Cameron <Tom.Cameron at rackspace.com>

> On a personal level, supporting the same release of an open source project
> for 5 years is something you should pay for...dearly. If operators have
> customers that are pinned to Juno for some reason I couldn't imagine right
> now, and they're willing to pay us to support it, then great!
> But I think we need to very tightly scope what support means- Absolutely
> no back or forward porting. The features you have now are frozen in time.
> Also, they need to be tightly pinned to the OS distro repo versions of
> packages so we don't have to care about fixing critical vulns in stuff we
> don't maintain and can't control. This basically means they'll be paying us
> to make sure they can upgrade distro packages for security reasons and that
> OpenStack will keep functioning, and to file & patch upstream OpenStack
> bugs.
> Effectively this means they're settling for less value for their money if
> they remain on Juno for the full 5 years, whereas customers using newer
> versions of operators' OpenStack offerings will be getting new development
> and features for the same support dollars (which is a good way to market
> new versions to them, BTW).
> My $0.02
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> Tom Cameron
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