On Wed, 11 Feb 2015, Flavio Percoco wrote:
During the last two cycles, I've had the feeling that some of the things I love the most about this community are degrading and moving to a state that I personally disagree with. With the hope of seeing these things improve, I'm taking the time today to share one of my concerns.
Thanks for writing this. I agree with pretty much everything you say, especially the focus on the mailing list being only truly available and persistent medium we have for engaging everyone. Yes it is noisy and takes work, but it is an important part of the work. I'm not certain, but I have an intuition that many of the suboptimal and moving-in-the-direction-of-closed behaviors that you're describing are the result of people trying to cope with having too much to do with insufficient tools. Technology projects often sacrifice the management of information in favor of what's believed to be the core task (making stuff?) when there are insufficient resources. This is unfortunate because the effective sharing and management of information is the fuel that drives, optimizes and corrects the entire process and thus leads to more effective making of stuff. This thread and many of the threads going around lately speak a lot about people not being able to participate in a way that lets them generate the most quality -- either because there's insufficient time and energy to move the mountain or because each move they make opens up another rabbit hole. As many have said this is not sustainable. Many of the proposed strategies or short term tactics involve trying to hack the system so that work that is perceived to be extraneous is removed or made secondary. This won't fix it. I think it is time we recognize and act on the fact that the corporate landlords that pay many of us to farm on this land need to provide more resources. This will help to ensure the health of semi-artifical opensource ecology that is OpenStack. At the moment many things are packed tight with very little room to breathe. We need some air. -- Chris Dent tw:@anticdent freenode:cdent https://tank.peermore.com/tanks/cdent __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev