[occi-wg] Resource Types: Compute / Network / Storage

Alexis Richardson alexis.richardson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 15:05:00 CDT 2009


Thank-you for your support.

And if this is our goal, then let's take it seriously.  It sounds easy
but it isn't.  Nothing beneficial is trivial; "simplicity and
generality" is often hard to achieve.


On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Simon Wardley
<simon.wardley at canonical.com> wrote:
> Alexis,
> I completely agree with you - 100%.
> If you could achieve this, it would be very beneficial.
> On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 20:45 +0100, Alexis Richardson wrote:
>> All,
>> Please heed Simon's point:
>> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Simon Wardley
>> <simon.wardley at canonical.com> wrote:
>> >> That mostly works for me,
>> >
>> > That's good, but we need to encourage everyone to stick to the same
>> > terminology and not go about creating new stuff.
>> In discussions with folks over the last few days, I have noticed a
>> tendency to assume that OCCI is a premature exercise.  The argument
>> made is that creating an open (standard) API will either stifle
>> innovation or simply miss the point, because clouds and cloud APIs are
>> still evolving.  A concomitant claim is that an open API will
>> necessarily attempt to invent something new, or introduce complexity
>> where it is unwarranted.
>> To such people, I have been saying: At this stage, we are not trying
>> to invent anything.  IMO: our focus is on carefully representing
>> existing art, towards a progressively simpler model.  At this time,
>> this means codifying commonality across *existing* cloud APIs and
>> models, at the IaaS layer.  Our hope is that the result of this will
>> be something very easy to implement, with only a few verbs, and a
>> model that is obviously consistent with other standards.
>> The exact number of 'core' verbs is TBD - we don't yet agree on this -
>> but my *own* hope is that the core OCCI spec is surprisingly short in
>> pagelength if nothing else.
>> alexis
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