[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Exposing project team's metadata in README files

Hayes, Graham graham.hayes at hpe.com
Wed Oct 12 15:13:49 UTC 2016

On 12/10/2016 16:08, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Excerpts from Flavio Percoco's message of 2016-10-12 14:50:03 +0200:
>> Greetings,
>> One of the common complains about the existing project organization in the big
>> tent is that it's difficult to wrap our heads around the many projects there
>> are, their current state (in/out the big tent), their tags, etc.
>> This information is available on the governance website[0]. Each official
>> project team has a page there containing the information related to the
>> deliverables managed by that team. Unfortunately, I don't think this page is
>> checked often enough and I believe it's not known by everyone.
>> In the hope that we can make this information clearer to people browsing the
>> many repos (most likely on github), I'd like to propose that we include the
>> information of each deliverable in the readme file. This information would be
>> rendered along with the rest of the readme (at least on Github, which might not
>> be our main repo but it's the place most humans go to to check our projects).
>> Rather than duplicating this information, I'd like to find a way to just
>> "include it" in the Readme file. As far as showing the "official" badge goes, I
>> believe it'd be quite simple. We can do it the same way CI tags are exposed when
>> using travis (just include an image). As for the rest of the tags, it might
>> require some extra hacking.
>> So, before I start digging more into this, I wanted to get other opinions/ideas
>> on this topic and how we can make this information more evident to the rest of
>> the community (and people not as familiar with our processes as some of us are).
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Flavio
>> [0] http://governance.openstack.org/reference/projects/index.html
> Is your proposal that a tag like release:cycle-with-milestones would
> result in a badge being added when the README.rst is rendered on
> github.com? Would that work for git.openstack.org, too?
> I agree that the governance site is not the best place to put the
> info to make it discoverable. Do users look first at the source
> repository, or at some other documentation?
> Doug

I like this idea.

I know when I am looking at software, I look at the source repo

We could do it in the readme, and maybe re-use it in the docs as well?

I would be willing to dig in and help if needed.

- Graham

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