[OpenStack Foundation] Linux Foundation as an inspiration
markmc at redhat.com
Fri Jan 13 16:55:51 UTC 2012
This article was re-tweeted by the OpenStack twitter account:
(I'm guessing that it must be somewhat accurate if it was re-tweeted :-)
"Interestingly, Collier said the mission statement of the OpenStack
Foundation was influenced by the mission statement of another such
The Linux Foundation's mission was a inspiration for the theme of the
mission statement," Collier said. Some elements of the Linux
Foundation's mission statement fit well for the OpenStack Foundation,
I'd see the Linux Foundation as a radically different organization from
what I'd like to see for the OpenStack foundation e.g.
- the Linux project is completely independent from the Linux
Foundation, the latter is just there to support and promote the
the project has a benevolent dictator who decides a release
schedule, where the code repositories live, what the policies of
the project are etc.
OpenStack clearly doesn't (yet) have such a dictator (benevolent or
otherwise) so I had assumed the foundation board would assume
ultimate responsibility for the project, but delegate a lot of it to
a PPB or technical steering committee or the PTLs
- individual Linux contributors aren't members of the foundation.
Membership is split into gold/silver/bronze classes depending on
how much you pay
So, could someone highlight which elements of the Linux foundation wiki
are a good fit for OpenStack?
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