As an open innovation project, OpenStack attracts contributions from an overwhelming number of individuals and companies. Often, contributions are tactical, scratch-your-own-itch type. While welcome, this narrow focus can tend to add technical debt to the project and lower overall quality of the result. To ensure its long-term health, a project needs strategic contributions, focused on improving the quality, coherence and security of the end product.
In this presentation, Thierry Carrez, Release Manager for OpenStack, will introduce the contribution process within OpenStack, present the different types of contributions, and explain why some are more desirable than others. Mark McLoughlin, Principal Engineer at Red Hat and Project Technical Lead for OpenStack-Common, will follow up explaining how Red Hat is successfully contributing strategically to OpenStack and how other companies can follow this example.
Chair of OpenStack Technical Committee, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez has been in charge of Release Management for the OpenStack project since 2010. He is now the chair of OpenStack Technical Committee. A Python Software Foundation member, Ubuntu Core developer and Debian maintainer, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server edition, and an operational manager for the Gentoo Security Team. In a previous life, he used to be an IT Manager for small and large companies. He is working home-based from a small village in the center of France... Read More →
Consulting Engineer, Red Hat
Mark McLoughlin is a consulting engineer at Red Hat and has spent
over a decade contributing to and leading open source projects like
GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt and, of course, Openstack.
Mark is a member of OpenStack's technical committee and the OpenStack
Foundation board of directors. He contributes mostly to Oslo and Nova
but will happily dive in to any project.
Mark is responsible for Red Hat's OpenStack technical direction from
the CTO... Read More →
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