[openstack-dev] [tc][swg] Updates on the TC Vision for 2019

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed May 17 18:47:45 UTC 2017

Excerpts from Colette Alexander's message of 2017-05-17 14:29:07 -0400:
> Hi everyone!
> Just wanted to send the community some updates on the vision front and also
> get a discussion with the members of the technical committee going here for
> next steps on what we're up to with the TC Vision for 2019 [0].
> A couple things:
> 1. We finished our feedback phase by closing the survey we had open, and
> posting all collected feedback in a document for TC (and community) review
> [1] and having a session at the Boston Forum where we presented the vision,
> and also took feedback from those present [2]. There is also some feedback
> in Gerrit for the review up of the first draft [0], so that's a few places
> we've covered for feedback.
> 2. We're now entering the phase of work where we incorporate feedback into
> the next draft of the vision and finalize it for posterity/the governance
> repository/ourselves and ourselves.
> So! What should feedback incorporation look like? I think we need to have
> mbmers of the TC pipe up a bit here to discuss timelines for this round and
> also who all will be involved. Some rough estimates we came up with were
> something over the course of the 2-3 weeks after the Forum that could then
> be +2d into governance by mid-June or so. I'm not sure if that's possible
> based on everyone's travel/work/vacation schedules for the summer, but it
> would be great. Thoughts on that?

The timeline depends on who signed up to do the next revision. Did
we get someone to do that, yet, or are we still looking for a
volunteer?  (Note that I am not volunteering here, just asking for


> Also - I promised to attempt to come up with some general themes in
> feedback we've uncovered for suggestions for edits:
>  - There is (understandably) a lot of feedback around what the nature of
> the vision is itself. This might best be cleared up with a quick prologue
> explaining why the vision reads the way it does, and what the intention was
> behind writing it this way.
>  - The writing about constellations, generally, got quite a bit of feedback
> (some folks wanted more explanation, others wanted it to be more succinct,
> so I think wading through the data to read everyone's input on this is
> valuable here)
>  - Ease of installation & upgrades are language that comes up multiple times
>  - Many people asked for a bullet-points version, and/or that it be edited
> & shortened a bit
>  - A few people said 2 years was not enough time and this read more like a
> 5 year vision
>  - A few people mentioned issues of OpenStack at scale and wondering
> whether that might be addressed in the vision
>  - There was some question of whether it was appropriate to vision for "x
> number of users with yz types of deployments" as a target number to hit in
> this vision, or whether it should be left for an OpenStack-wide community
> vision.
> Some favorites:
>  - Lots of people loved the idea of constellations
>  - A lot of likes for better mentoring & the ladders program
>  - Some likes for diversity across the TC of the future
> Okay - I think that's a pretty good summary. If anyone else has any
> feedback they'd like to make sure gets into the conversation, please feel
> free to reply in this thread.
> Thanks!
> -colette/gothicmindfood
> [0] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/453262/
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YzHPP2EQh2DZWGTj_VbhwhtsDQebAgqldyi1MHm6QpE/edit?usp=sharing
> [2]
> https://www.openstack.org/videos/boston-2017/the-openstack-technical-committee-vision-for-2019-updates-stories-and-q-and-a

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