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From Adrian Cole <adr...@jclouds.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] releases going forward
Date Tue, 15 May 2012 15:14:18 GMT
To Chip's point, perhaps some wiki or otherwise that helps gather the
missing pieces for ASF transition could be handy.  A lot of folks want to
get involved, and so perhaps a community 'help wanted' could make it easy
for them to.

For example, while CloudStack is mostly Java, there are likely more than a
few things someone with hardware in a garage and a test runbook could help
with.

-A
On May 15, 2012 6:34 AM, "Chip Childers" <chip.childers@sungard.com> wrote:

> So for those that have already started the planning / thinking about
> how to make this transition (I assume this means the initial committer
> list), are there specific tasks or plans that you can share with the
> community?  Perhaps we can start to get some momentum moving now, even
> if they are small steps.  If we have a list to work off of, then we
> should start volunteering to take the work on!
>
> -chip
>
> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Tamas Monos <tamasm@veber.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm with David. I'd rather make the move now towards ASF and go through
> the initial delays as the community is going to keep CloudStack alive in
> the long run I believe.
> > As probably many of us I could come up with many features and bugfixes
> as well I'd need right now in our production environment but personally
> believe we users would benefit the most of CloudStack being moved to ASF
> sooner rather than later.
> > The community needs CloudStack and CloudStack needs the community.
> > +1 for ASF
> >
> > Regards
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: James Kahn [mailto:jkahn@idea11.com.au]
> > Sent: 15 May 2012 06:57
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] releases going forward
> >
> > David,
> >
> > I think some lag between the last Citrix release and the first Apache
> release is unavoidable.
> >
> > I think it's in CloudStack's best interest if the lag is as short as
> possible, rather than holding out for the next release to definitely be
> Apache for ideological reasons.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > JK.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Nalley <david@gnsa.us>
> > Reply-To: "cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org"
> > <cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> > Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2012 1:51 PM
> > To: "cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org"
> > <cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> > Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] releases going forward
> >
> >>
> >>Hi Chip - your post reminded me that perhaps I assumed lots of knowledge.
> >>
> >>So Citrix announced that it will have a product based on CloudStack -
> >>and that will be known as Citrix CloudPlatform.
> >>I imagine that Citrix will end up with it's own release timings for
> >>that product, but don't personally have any insight into that. Citrix
> >>has indicated that it wishes to stay very close to upstream
> >>(CloudStack) - so I imagine that it will end up similar to the
> >>Fedora/RHEL model, where Fedora serves as the upstream for RHEL.
> >>
> >>I don't disagree that information sharing is a good thing, and have no
> >>doubt that some Citrix CloudPlatform information will appear on this
> >>list and I don't think that's a problem.
> >>
> >>My specific concerns revolve around the following items:
> >>
> >>* Confusion around the continued releases from Citrix - the move to the
> >>ASF has generated a lot of attention and with it expectations.
> >>
> >>* While this may be a pessimistic view - I fear that short of stringing
> >>this process out over some much longer period of time, that the
> >>'overhead' of getting to that first Apache release doesn't go away
> >>- we just keep pushing it further down the calendar. So we are going to
> >>pay with the delay sooner or later and it's just a matter of when.
> >>This is especially true as the initial committers, and non-mentor PPMC
> >>members are currently all Citrix employees - most of whom have
> >>responsibilities around releases or the process that leads up to it.
> >>
> >>* Citrix-produced releases are inherently unfriendly to the community,
> >>I say this because Citrix-produced releases take a lot of the control
> >>out of the hands of the community. We already have multiple patches
> >>that have been in the queue for more than 2 weeks that haven't been
> >>applied because we are in a weird no-mans land between Citrix and
> >>Apache. We have a lot of interest in Apache CloudStack, lots of folks
> >>watching this list, wanting to get involved - the longer it takes for
> >>us to be able to engage with them, the worse off we will be from a
> >>contributor community perspective.
> >>
> >>While I am certainly sympathetic to the thoughts around keeping pace
> >>with code releases, making sure we get new features out as fast as
> >>possible, etc. I keep coming back to Apache's credo of 'Community over
> >>code', with a firm belief that even if it slows us down a bit
> >>initially, that embracing the Apache way is more important for our
> >>contributor community than more timely releases; besides with enough
> >>folks working, all work is shallow.
> >>
> >>--David
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

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