[OpenStack Foundation] Foundation Mission Update

Mark Collier mark at openstack.org
Wed Feb 8 16:32:54 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:15am, "Thierry Carrez" <thierry at openstack.org> said:

> mark at openstack.org wrote:
>> These changes were all incorporated and are included in the wiki:
>> http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Mission and you'll note that we
>> removed the word "Draft", believing we are getting really close on this one and
>> want to turn our attention to the big job of defining the structure. We can
>> certainly continue to tweak the Mission, though.
> I think it covers the key areas, and we can safely move to discussing
> the structure best suited to achieve those goals.
> Just noticed a typo:
> "Responsibilties" -> "Responsibilities"
>> One common theme was the desire to go back and adjust the original OpenStack
>> Mission from July 2010.  We hadn't considered that a part of the exercise of
>> defining the "Foundation Mission", but clearly it's on people's minds so I
>> suggest we tackle that too as a separate work stream (Note that I removed it from
>> the "Foundation Mission" page to keep it separate).  While many said that we
>> should change it, there was not as much consensus about what the changes should
>> be. Some people think it should explicitly be limited to infrastructure services,
>> while others think it should be a broader vision that can be valid and stand the
>> test of time. One approach may be to create a broad-based visionary mission that
>> describes the general purpose of OpenStack and also include a short charter that
>> sets out the specific focus of the community currently which can be reviewed and
>> changed periodically.

> I agree that the re-definition of the "OpenStack Mission" (which could
> also be named "OpenStack Core software scope") might have trouble to
> reach wide consensus, and therefore it might be preferable to wait for
> the Foundation structure to be set up (including the new technical
> board) so that we have a formal way to select between competing proposed
> objectives.
> Regards,

I would also prefer to wait on tackling a change to the OpenStack Mission, unless there is a really strong interest to work on it now, given the important work of defining the structure we need to focus on at the moment.

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> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
> Release Manager, OpenStack
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