[openstack-dev] [tc] persistently single-vendor projects

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Tue Aug 2 14:34:54 UTC 2016

On 01/08/16 10:28 -0400, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>So we will programatically test the metrics (if we are not doing that
>already) to apply/remove "team:single-vendor" tag:
>And trigger exit when the tag is present for more than 3 cycles in a
>row (say as of release date?)

We update these tags frequently enough and yes, I guess it would be possible to
programmatically check for how long a project has had the single-vendor tag.


>-- Dims
>On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:
>> On 08/01/2016 09:58 AM, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>>> Thierry, Ben, Doug,
>>> How can we distinguish between. "Project is doing the right thing, but
>>> others are not joining" vs "Project is actively trying to keep people
>>> out"?
>> I think at some level, it's not really that different. If we treat them
>> as different, everyone will always believe they did all the right
>> things, but got no results. 3 cycles should be plenty of time to drop
>> single entity contributions below 90%. That means prioritizing bugs /
>> patches from outside groups (to drop below 90% on code commits),
>> mentoring every outside member that provides feedback (to drop below 90%
>> on reviews), shifting development resources towards mentoring / docs /
>> on ramp exercises for others in the community (to drop below 90% on core
>> team).
>> Digging out of a single vendor status is hard, and requires making that
>> your top priority. If teams aren't interested in putting that ahead of
>> development work, that's fine, but that doesn't make it a sustainable
>> OpenStack project.
>>         -Sean
>> --
>> Sean Dague
>> http://dague.net
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