[openstack-dev] [all][tc] establishing project-wide goals

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Mon Aug 8 07:56:02 UTC 2016

On 07/29/2016 10:55 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> One of the outcomes of the discussion at the leadership training
> session earlier this year was the idea that the TC should set some
> community-wide goals for accomplishing specific technical tasks to
> get the projects synced up and moving in the same direction.
> After several drafts via etherpad and input from other TC and SWG
> members, I've prepared the change for the governance repo [1] and
> am ready to open this discussion up to the broader community. Please
> read through the patch carefully, especially the "goals/index.rst"
> document which tries to lay out the expectations for what makes a
> good goal for this purpose and for how teams are meant to approach
> working on these goals.
> I've also prepared two patches proposing specific goals for Ocata
> [2][3].  I've tried to keep these suggested goals for the first
> iteration limited to "finish what we've started" type items, so
> they are small and straightforward enough to be able to be completed.
> That will let us experiment with the process of managing goals this
> time around, and set us up for discussions that may need to happen
> at the Ocata summit about implementation.
> For future cycles, we can iterate on making the goals "harder", and
> collecting suggestions for goals from the community during the forum
> discussions that will happen at summits starting in Boston.
> Doug
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/349068 describe a process for managing community-wide goals
> [2] https://review.openstack.org/349069 add ocata goal "support python 3.5"
> [3] https://review.openstack.org/349070 add ocata goal "switch to oslo libraries"

Thanks a lot for working on this. Everything is well thought. Just one
thing, probably, "release goal" would be a better fit for naming this,
so that it puts the emphasis on deliverables.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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