[OpenStack Foundation] The two types of interoperability

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Feb 5 14:25:25 UTC 2014

Mark Collier wrote:
> To get close to total interop (which I think is the goal, or ideal at least) you have to start where you are (bootstrap).
> If we were to, at this moment, define OpenStack as something no current cloud would qualify for, that wouldn't be very practical. I think we can bootstrap while encouraging the trend to move towards the ideal over time.

As far as we clearly establish that "total interoperability" is the end
goal, then I think it's OK to start with some compromises to bootstrap
the effort, then gradually (but constantly) increase constraints.

That said, that only works if there is a bit of consensus in OpenStack
companies that this is the end goal, otherwise you won't be able to
increase the constraints. Does everyone agree on the end goal ?

In all cases, there is a lot of value in having the board clearly
stating it.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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