[OpenStack Foundation] Linux Foundation as an inspiration
mark at openstack.org
Sat Jan 14 16:55:20 UTC 2012
Dont read too much into the linux foundation comment. I just liked the clear writing style on their page, that's it.
Thor Wolpert <thor at wolpert.ca> wrote:
>Based on discussions from a few months past, I thought the model was
>more going to be like the Apache foundation. A governance body,
>project meritocracy and the ability allow and guide incubator projects
>either into full core products, combine with another core project or
>suggest valid alternatives.
>It already maps so closely to many of the other needs/wants under
>OpenStack, that I thought that would be a shoe-in.
>On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 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,
>> he said."
>> 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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