[Rdo-list] Operators and Developers

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Mon Apr 27 18:51:17 UTC 2015

On 04/27/2015 02:34 PM, Rich Bowen 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.)

Thanks for all the responses, on-list and off-list. I will attempt to 
communicate all of this back to him, and ensure that he attends the 
relevant sessions, as well as having the conversation with those of us 
that are able to meet with him at summit.




Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com
OpenStack Community Liaison

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