[OpenStack Foundation] Linux Foundation as an inspiration

Soren Hansen soren at linux2go.dk
Sat Jan 14 14:57:19 UTC 2012

2012/1/13 Lloyd Dewolf <lloydostack at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc at redhat.com> wrote:
>>    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
> Terms like "ultimate responsibility" and "delegate" in this context
> make me a little uncomfortable.
> The foundation's role needs to be protect, promote, and support the
> OpenStack community, and otherwise get out of the way of the
> participants designing, coding, and creating supplemental. Anything
> else is artificial and constraining, and a sure path to forks.

I don't follow this at all. Can you elaborate?

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