Many OpenStack services are great at providing various mechanisms to use metadata in terms of key-value pairs, but collaborating on the actual metadata is largely a disconnected and difficult process that often involves searching outdated wikis and opening source code. This makes things hard on everybody from administrators to end users.
We believe that OpenStack users should be able to declare the capabilities and service level objectives they require without needing a technical understand of OpenStack or being affected by the technical feature changes from version to version of OpenStack.
At its most simple Graffiti is a metadata collaboration tool. We're starting small with the idea that we can demonstrate how having a metadata collaboration tool will allow even "simple" tasks like launching a VM became even simpler for non-technical users.
We believe in the OpenStack building block approach to services and we believe that Graffiti will enable other services to