[OpenStack Foundation] [Openstack] Foundation Structure: An Alternative

Dave Neary dave at neary-consulting.com
Fri Mar 16 17:15:25 UTC 2012

Hi Gil,

On 03/16/2012 04:43 PM, Gil Yehuda wrote:
> Let me make a suggestion. There are many participants here who
 > represent a variety of interests, some are in large companies, some in
 > small, some academics, some purist technologists, etc. Rackspace
 > perceived and articulated the need to create a legal entity because of
 > feedback from the community that OpenStack will do better if it is
 > disconnected from one vendor. They listened and are in middle of the
 > lengthy and complex process of doing this. We should appreciate their
 > investment in this activity.
> The community can help. Let's focus on forward progress. We all have
 > concerns that we hope the foundation will address. Let's articulate
 > them explicitly as risks (in a list, on a wiki).

Wise words. I agree that we need to start cataloguing the various 
concerns and risks people have, as well as alternative proposals that 
have been articulated. A logical step after that, IMHO, is for Mark and 
Jonathan to synthesise the results of that into a new draft for the 
foundation scope and relationship with the developer and contributor 

It definitely feels like the conversation is getting circular at this 
point, with the same points being made multiple times. The time has come 
to condense all that and modify the initial proposal (or go back to the 
drawing board) based on all the feedback.


Dave Neary
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