[openstack-dev] [tc] naming N and O releases nowish

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Thu Oct 8 22:25:07 UTC 2015

On 9 October 2015 at 00:53, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:
> On 10/08/2015 06:59 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 02:57:59PM +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>>> Sean Dague wrote:
>>>> We're starting to make plans for the next cycle. Long term plans are
>>>> getting made for details that would happen in one or two cycles.
>>>> As we already have the locations for the N and O summits I think we
>>>> should do the naming polls now and have names we can use for this
>>>> planning instead of letters. It's pretty minor but it doesn't seem like
>>>> there is any real reason to wait and have everyone come up with working
>>>> names that turn out to be confusing later.
>>> That sounds fair. However the release naming process currently states[1]:
>>> """
>>> The process to chose the name for a release begins once the location of
>>> the design summit of the release to be named is announced and no sooner
>>> than the opening of development of the previous release.
>>> """
>>> ...which if I read it correctly means we could pick N now, but not O. We
>>> might want to change that (again) first.
>> Since changing the naming process may take non-negligible time, could
>> we parallelize, so we can at least press ahead with picking a name for
>> N asap which is permitted by current rules.
> Agreed. I believe that Monty and Jim signed up for shepherding this
> after the last naming rules change. I've added it to the TC agenda for
> next week to kickstart the process.

FWIW I don't think 2.5K developers are going to disappear without some
other major problems that will be much more pressing than the name we
chose :)

I'm +1 on picking once the venue is settled [or perhaps further out
but thats a different discussion].


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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