[openstack-dev] [tc] Technical Committee Status update, December 15th

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Dec 15 10:14:10 UTC 2017


This is the weekly summary of Technical Committee initiatives. You can
find the full list of all open topics (updated twice a week) at:


If you are working on something (or plan to work on something) that is
not on the tracker, feel free to add to it !

== Recently-approved changes ==

* Add "goal champions" as a top-5 help wanted area [1][2]
* Rename Shade team to OpenStackSDK, include os-client-config [3][4][5]
* Rename 'top-5' list to 'help most needed' list [6][7]
* Removing unused docs:follows-policy tag [8]
* New repos: mistral-tempest-plugin, congress-tempest-plugin,
* Goal updates: mistral, tacker, cloudkitty, octavia, congress, murano

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/527138/
[2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/510656/
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/523520/
[4] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/523519/
[5] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/524249/
[6] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/520619/
[7] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/527138/
[8] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/524217/

Most significant change this week is the addition of "goal champions" as
one area in our top-5 list, now renames "Help most needed" list. Now
that the list is fully formed, we'll ramp up the communication around it
as an effort to point organizations and contributors to areas in most
need of urgent help. You can find the list at:


== Voting in progress ==

Debian packaging activity moved from OpenStack repositories to Debian
repositories, and therefore the repositories (and corresponding project
team) are being retired. This is still missing a couple of votes:


== Under discussion ==

As you probably noticed, I started a discussion around the possibility
of increasing the length of our "coordinated releases" development
cycle, as a way to reduce overall pressure in development. I'll try to
summarize the thread soon, but in the mean time if you have a strong
opinion on it, please join the party at:


The discussion started by Graham Hayes to clarify how the testing of
interoperability programs should be organized in the age of add-on
trademark programs is still going on, with most people still trying to
wrap their heads around the various options. We'd welcome more opinions
on that thread, so please chime in on the review:


Matt Treinish proposed an update to the Python PTI for tests to be
specific and explicit. Wider community input is needed on that topic.
Please review at:


We still only have one goal proposed for Rocky. We need other proposals
before we can make a call. See the thread:


== TC member actions for the coming week(s) ==

Please brainstorm potential goals for the Rocky cycle, so that we can
move to proposal phase soon.

== Office hours ==

To be more inclusive of all timezones and more mindful of people for
which English is not the primary language, the Technical Committee
dropped its dependency on weekly meetings. So that you can still get
hold of TC members on IRC, we instituted a series of office hours on

* 09:00 UTC on Tuesdays
* 01:00 UTC on Wednesdays
* 15:00 UTC on Thursdays

For the coming week, I expect a continuation of the discussion around
one-year cycles and alternate solutions to make openstack development
more accessible to part-time contributors, as well as a bit of live
Rocky goal brainstorming.


Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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