[OpenStack Foundation] [Openstack] Foundation Structure: An Alternative
jimjag at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 18:45:29 UTC 2012
It's simply a matter of the foundation itself being of prime
consideration, and the resulting code being secondary...
And so we'll see another potential successful open source "project"
drowned by the corporate demands of its governing foundation... it's
the tail wagging the dog.
Believe it or not, a foundation can be successful without lots of paid
staff and gobs of money...
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Gil Yehuda <gyehuda at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> Instead it appears to me that the primary issue driving the creation of a net-new foundation instead of using an existing one is that the existing ones would not provide the marketing and branding emphasis that the vendor participants are looking for in order to help fuel their commercial success. Now, I'm all for that commercial success (even though the company I work for is not in the category of those vendors who plan on selling stuff here). Make money, it's Ok. But the way I see it, if that is really the need for the new organization, then perhaps, the community should simply focus on that part of the need -- a marketing-oriented trade association that is composed of the vendors, who promote conferences, business pacts, and various other promotional activities. While the rest of us create great software using a well-know open source community model -- e.g. under the "Apache way", or Eclipse, or the Linux Foundation -- or whatever. Let's not try to create something new, unless we can look at it and say "wow, that was really better."
> Gil Yehuda
> Director of Open Source and Open Standards at Yahoo! Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: foundation-bounces at lists.openstack.org [mailto:foundation-bounces at lists.openstack.org] On Behalf Of Jim Jagielski
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:43 AM
> To: Jay Pipes
> Cc: foundation at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] [Openstack] Foundation Structure: An Alternative
> Has it ever been considered to actually move to a *pre-existing* foundation, one in which already has a proven track record and all these various questions and issues solved already??
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