I don’t know about you, but for my kids we suffered the terrible threes much more than any terrible twos. This week OpenStack, the open source cloud, turns three years old! Booyah!
From where I sit, I can envision some boundary testing as we define OpenStack for certain. And possibly OpenStack will ask “Why?” constantly? I think back fondly to the awesome toddler line of questioning, “But why?”
With my kids I invoked “house rules” quite often. House rule: no DSes or screens at the table. House rule: inside voices indoors and in the car. House rule: you can only point a squirt gun at a person with a swimsuit on. OpenStack has great house rules in our four values around open. These are house rules that I’ve felt we’ve embodied since the very beginning.
For the first birthday, I made this Lego still video for fun. I’m looking forward to more celebrations and I’ll be at the one in Austin this Thursday.
We automate all the things, while still making sure the people in the community get their say, get their code on, and keep working together.