[Rdo-list] Operators and Developers

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at cern.ch
Mon Apr 27 18:47:24 UTC 2015

There are scheduled sections of the design summit for operator/developer
discussions. As a member of the OpenStack user committee, I¹d be happy to
find ways to improve the conversation if this is not sufficient. With
mutual understanding, we¹ve had many discussions in the past which have
then become part of the development roadmap.


On 4/27/15, 8:34 PM, "Rich Bowen" <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:

>I had a very interesting conversation with a large-scale OpenStack user
>at ApacheCon a week ago, who was complaining about the disconnect
>between OpenStack developers and the actual OpenStack operators who
>deploy OpenStack in the real world.
>He felt that the OpenStack developers are out of touch with what it
>takes to run clouds in the real world, and are developing features that
>are academically interesting but practically useless.
>I mention this here because he promised to block out some time to sit
>down with me, and possibly some of you, in Vancouver, to discuss his
>concerns, and where he feels that the disconnects are. So I was
>wondering if any of you might be interested in sitting in on such a
>conversation, and seeing what we can learn.
>(And, yes, he's having this conversation in the upstream as well, not
>just with me. The organization in question is a large one, and has been
>a frequent sponsor of the OpenStack Design Summit.)
>Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com
>OpenStack Community Liaison
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