[openstack-dev] [governance] Becoming a Program, before applying for incubation

Sylvain Bauza sylvain.bauza at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 16:46:37 UTC 2013

Apologies for the miss, I just double-checked and Nova does have its own
mission statement :


2013/12/13 Sylvain Bauza <sylvain.bauza at gmail.com>

> Thanks Thierry.
> AFAIK, Compute ("Nova") is not having yet its own mission statement, so I
> guess any project with different people than regular Nova ATCs should
> consider an request for new Program if they feel there is difference in
> terms of feature delivery ?
> -Sylvain
> 2013/12/13 Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>
>> Sylvain Bauza wrote:
>> > While I agree with most of what Thierry said, I need clarifications
>> > though, on what a Program is,
>> A "team" is a group of people working on a given mission. They can be
>> freely created. They apply to become an "OpenStack Program" if they feel
>> their (well-established) mission is essential to the production of
>> "OpenStack" and would like to place themselves under the authority of
>> the Technical Committee.
>> > and what is the key point where an idea
>> > should get its own Program instead of being headed by an already
>> > existing Program.
>> Depends on who is involved, and if the proposed mission is overlapping
>> with an existing Program's mission. If those are two different sets of
>> people, or the missions diverge completely, then it makes sense to make
>> a new program. If those teams share a lot of contributors and their
>> missions can be aligned, making it a single program would probably be
>> beneficial. And then there are all the shades of grey in between.
>> --
>> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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