[tc] [all] Please help verify the role of the TC

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Thu Jan 17 12:57:10 UTC 2019

Chris Dent <cdent+os at anticdent.org> writes:

> On Thu, 17 Jan 2019, Zane Bitter wrote:
>>> Thus: What if the TC and PTLs were the same thing? Would it become
>>> more obvious that there's too much in play to make progress in a
>>> unified direction (on the thing called OpenStack), leading us to
>>> choose less to do, and choose more consistency and actionable
>>> leadership? And would it enable some power to execute on that
>>> leadership.
>> I'm not sure we need to speculate, because as you know the TC and PTLs 
>> literally were the same thing prior to 2014-ish. My recollection is that 
>> there were pluses and minuses, but on the whole I don't think it had the 
>> effect you're suggesting it might.
> Part and parcel of what I'm suggesting is that less stuff would be
> considered in the domain of "what do we do?" such that the tyranny of
> the old/existing projects that you describe is a feature not a bug,
> as an in-built constraint.
> It's not a future I really like, but it is one strategy for enabling
> moving in one direction: cut some stuff. Stop letting so many
> flowers bloom.
> Letting those flowers bloom is in the camp of "contribution in
> all its many and diverse forms".

What would you prune?


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