[openstack-dev] [all][api] POST /api-wg/news

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Mar 13 10:44:59 UTC 2017

Ed Leafe wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2017, at 9:30 PM, Everett Toews <everett.toews at RACKSPACE.COM> wrote:
>>> For those who don't know, Everett and I started the API-WG a few years ago,
>> Ummmmmm...given this statement, I feel I _must_ provide some clarity.
>> The API WG was started by myself, Jay Pipes, and Chris Yeoh. The ball got rolling in this email thread [2]. One of our first artifacts was this wiki page [3]. The 3 of us were the original core members (I'm not sure if [4] is capable of displaying history). Then we started making commits to the repo [5]. I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine who got involved, when they got involved, and in what capacity.
> Sorry if my memory is shaky - mea culpa. I thought Everett and I had had discussions about starting something like this in early 2014 back when we were working at Rackspace and both fighting the inconsistency of the OpenStack APIs. But true, nothing concrete was done at that time.
> What I *do* remember quite clearly when I returned to the world of OpenStack in late 2014 was that Everett was very active in making the group a relevant force for improvement, and has been ever since then. That is the main point I want to emphasize.

While we are exploring the history of the API WG, I'd like a quick fact

At the recent Board+TC+UC meeting, the User Committee presented the API
workgroup as a User Committee workgroup, based on data from:


That said, the API WG discussions seem to be mostly developer-driven,
happen on openstack-dev, and the openstack/api-wg repository is listed
under the TC-driven repositories:


It's not really a big deal (I'm fine with it either way), but since we
may want to list working groups on the governance website soon, it would
be great to clarify where that one falls...

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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