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.
Director of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez is the Director of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, helping ensure the long-term health of the OpenStack upstream open source project. He 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... Read More →
OpenStack Technical 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 more. |
Mark has been contributing to OpenStack since 2011, most notably to Nova |
and Oslo. He has served as Oslo PTL, as a member of the Technical |
Committee, and as an Individual Director on the board. |
Mark is Technical Director for... Read More →
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