[ClusterLabs Developers] Resurrecting OCF

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Jul 19 08:35:17 EDT 2016

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:13:42AM -0500, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> A suggestion came up recently to formalize a new version of the OCF
> resource agent API standard[1].
> The main goal would be to formalize the API as it is actually used
> today, and to replace the "unique" meta-data attribute with two new
> attributes indicating uniqueness and reloadability. We could also add
> the fence agent API as a new spec, or expand the RA spec to cover both.
> The Open Cluster Framework (OCF) was originally created in 2003 as a
> working group of the Free Standards Group, which itself was absorbed
> into the Linux Foundation in 2007. Today, OCF isn't even listed among
> the Linux Foundation's workgroups[2].
> The opencf.org domain name (and, IIRC, website) is owned by Linbit.

To link with the last few times this came up:

 From: Lars Ellenberg, 2015-02-10 20:44:40 GMT
 Reviving the OCF OpenCF.org Open cluster framework

^^ that one seems relevant.
Basically "we all" agreed that $someone should do $something,
and we would point all available pointers we still
have control over to the result.

As it frequently is, no-one felt to be $someone,
and so $something still needs to be done :-)

Thanks for picking it up again!

Re "LF work group": I'm very bad with bureaucracy myself...


 From: Marek "marx" Grac, 2014-10-27 10:23:05 GMT
 Who will maintain OCF standard? Proposal for changes in DTD for fence/resource agents
(in which Linbit was given opencf and linux-ha domains)


> Does anyone have opinions about this, or suggestions about where to
> start? Should we keep it on the mailing lists, and focus on the RA API?
> Or should we figure out the status of OCF itself as an entity, and
> resurrect it somehow?
> [1]
> http://www.opencf.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/specs/ra/resource-agent-api.txt?rev=HEAD
> [2] http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups
> -- 
> Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>

: Lars Ellenberg
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