[OpenStack Foundation] OpenStack Mission & Goals

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Oct 20 13:13:15 UTC 2011

Hello everyone,

During the town hall meeting at the Conference, lots of different people
raised the need to define the OpenStack mission as the very first step
to setting up a Foundation.

I tend to agree that defining the OpenStack goals helps, in turn, to
define the Foundation scope (what should the foundation actually own,
see prior thread), which is rather critical in deciding the best setup.

That said, I'm not sure there can be lazy consensus in the "community"
around OpenStack goals. Some value-add partner will prefer if OpenStack
Core projects don't enter his space (restrict goals), while some public
cloud provider might prefer a wider ecosystem (expand goals).

So this discussion on "what is OpenStack and what is not" might have to
happen after the Foundation is set up and you have boards with the
responsibility to decide and vote on that...

Thoughts ? Should the egg happen before the chicken ?

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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