[openstack-dev] [all] Question for the TC candidates

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Apr 29 19:54:38 UTC 2015

Excerpts from Chris Dent's message of 2015-04-29 18:45:54 +0100:
> On Wed, 29 Apr 2015, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > Taking as given that we should be open and communicate more, I would
> > like to ask a concrete question.  It seems like there is a general
> > sense of concern about communication, but I want to make sure it's
> > not related to ongoing discussions.  Is there something specific
> > that happened over the last year that was a surprise, or that was
> > not communicated well? Something we could address in the short term
> > with a blog post or email discussion?
> I don't know about others, but for me it has been a general concern
> and nothing specific. In fact until this subthread went (mildly) boom

OK, that's good. I think it's a general concern for the TC, too, in that
we do recognize we need to communicate about what we're doing. Knowing
that there have been some issues with how that played out in the past is

> I had just kind of assumed it was a well known concern and no one
> would be surprised by it being an issue of import for the coming cycle
> and beyond.

Oh, I'm not "surprised", I'm just taking advantage of the opportunity of
it having come up and me having time to address it. :-)

> > For what it's worth, I'm not reading this discussion as us disagreeing
> > in any way. We made some reasonable starts at publicizing our ongoing
> > work, but it's clear we can do better from a technical standpoint
> > (tagging posts) and from a volume standpoint (publishing more often).
> > I'm interested in having more input into how best to improve
> > communication, so I keep asking questions and I'm glad you're all still
> > answering. :-)
> It sounds like you and I are and have been mostly on the same page,
> finding data, exploring the options, etc. I think it has been pretty
> productive, at least in the sense that we know more than we did
> before.



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