From Tactical to Strategic Contributions
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.
OpenStack Release Management PTL, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez has been the Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors. He is the elected chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, which is in charge of the technical direction of the project. He spoke about OpenStack, open innovation and open source project management at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon and FOSDEM. A Python Software Foundation fellow, he was... Read More →
Consulting Engineer, OpenStack Technical Committee Member, OpenStack Foundation Director, 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, Nova and TripleO but will happily dive in to any project. Mark is responsible for Red Hat's OpenStack technical direction from the CTO office. To find out more... Read More →
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