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From jburwell <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cloudstack pull request: CLOUDSTACK-8832 : Update Nuage VSP plugin...
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:11:41 GMT
Github user jburwell commented on the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/801#issuecomment-153473377
  
    @ustcweizhou @remibergsma this is a massive technical debt that we are carrying with other
plugins, and I think we need to stop to expanding that debt.  In some cases, we (i.e. ASF)
have been granted licenses for virtual appliances to test plugin operation (a completely valid
way to verify operation).  For others, we are shipping code that has not been verified for
a number of releases.  In the past, plugins have been contributed and tested for a release,
but those contributors have not remained active to maintain the plugin.  Since the community
lacks the equipment or test rigs, no one else can pick up maintenance -- leaving us with bit
rotting code.  In summary, as a community, we should not be accepting the responsibility to
support and maintain code whose operation we cannot verify -- plugin or core.  The question
of what to do with existing plugins that don't meet this criteria is a discussion for another
thread.


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