[openstack-dev] The Evolution of core developer to maintainer?

Maru Newby marun at redhat.com
Thu Apr 2 17:43:31 UTC 2015

> On Apr 2, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Maru Newby wrote:
>>> On Apr 2, 2015, at 3:26 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
>>> What we need to do instead is reviving the "drivers" concept (we can
>>> rename it "maintainers" if you really like that term), separate from the
>>> "core reviewers" concept. One can be a project "driver" and a "core
>>> reviewer". And one can be a project "driver" *without* being a "core
>>> reviewer". Now *that* allows to recognize all valuable contributions,
>>> and to be representative of all the work that makes the project possible.
>> As Joe and I have said, Nova and Neutron already have drivers teams and 
>> they fill a different role from what you are suggesting.
> The only team I heard you and Joe mention is the one approving specs,
> and that one is called nova-specs-core, not nova-drivers:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/302,members
> The one I'm speaking about always existed in the capacity I'm describing
> (project leadership, people actually making sure the project goes
> somewhere and all the boring tasks get done), and is defined at:
> https://launchpad.net/~nova-drivers

Regardless of what you are seeing for Nova, the Neutron community calls this team 
‘drivers’ and documents it as such in the wiki:



>> Can you think of a more
>> appropriate name that isn’t already in use for what you are proposing?
> I'm not proposing anything new. I'm saying we should just use (or revive
> the use of) existing teams (nova-core, nova-drivers) to achieve our
> goals of "being representative of all the work that makes the project
> possible".
> -- 
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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