[openstack-dev] [Openstack-operators] [Openstack] Rescinding the M name decision

Neil Jerram Neil.Jerram at metaswitch.com
Fri Jul 10 09:25:39 UTC 2015

On 10/07/15 10:19, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Part of the confusion here is that we are not naming "releases". We are
> naming release *cycles*. We are giving a name to a period of time,
> basically. In that period of time, various version numbers for various
> components will be released. Saying "Glance 12.0.0 was released in
> OpenStack 13 cycle" is not really helping.
> We won't run out of letters, because the names can cycle back to A
> (potentially using a new theme, away from "geographic features near
> where the corresponding design summit happened").
> So while we could technically name a release cycle "14", I feel it's a
> bit more difficult to rally around a number than a name. Also, numbers
> wouldn't really solve the perceived issues with names: numbers happen to
> also be culturally meaningful. You don't have a 13th floor in many US
> buildings. In China, building miss the 4th floor instead. 9 is feared in
> Japan. And don't talk about 39 to Afghans.
> I think "growing up" is accepting the pain that comes with picking a
> good name, rather than sidestepping the issue.

+1 to all that.  Nicely put.


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