[OpenStack Foundation] Updating the OpenStack Mission Statement
kyle.macdonald at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 00:31:22 UTC 2016
+1 - A mission statement is really the rallying cry for the organization. A
rallying cry cannot and should not be superficial.
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:19 PM, Boris Renski <brenski at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Since we've decide to embark on this journey of changing the mission
> statement, we better introduce a mission change that can at least be viewed
> as a credible attempt to help OpenStack in a meaningful way. Alternatively,
> let's leave it alone. Cosmetic changes we are contemplating to broaden the
> mission further don't help OpenStack in my opinion.
> For instance, we all know that the container ecosystems have been spinning
> their stories in a way that poses a threat to OpenStack. This is also a lot
> of valid criticism around "all things to all people". There is also AWS has
> won and OpenStack is just for NFV thing. How can we use this "change of
> mission exercise" as an opportunity to address at least some of those
> I want to this mission change to be a wake up call for action. I.e. change
> it in a way where people will turn their heads and say "ah-ha, OpenStack
> board sees the problems and changed the mission statement to help address
> I am frustrated that whatever changes we are discussing here boil down to
> superficial semantic adjustments that won't really move the needle or be
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Allison Randal <allison at lohutok.net>
>> On 02/11/2016 06:04 PM, Boris Renski wrote:
>> > Does anybody share a concern that the current mission statement is a bit
>> > too generic and broad?
>> > Once this mission statement is published, I can see headlines "OpenStack
>> > will fail because it aims to be all things to all people. Updated
>> > mission statement confirms it's inevitable doom."
>> > Can we explore options to tighten it up?
>> The mission of OpenStack is broad, and this draft revision of the
>> mission statement accurately captures it.
>> This draft is actually substantially tighter than the current mission
>> statement, because it clearly restricts key aspects of the desired
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