[all][tc] Skyline as a new official project [was: What's happening in Technical Committee: summary 15th Oct, 21: Reading: 5 min]

Jean-Philippe Evrard openstack at a.spamming.party
Thu Dec 9 15:57:27 UTC 2021

Hello folks,

The current governance requires the projects to follow certain guidelines [1], some of which are already covered by skyline. One of such guidelines is the PTI [2], which is detailed in more details for python in [3].

I am interested by the case of Skyline.
Skyline is a truely new project for OpenStack, bringing value to the ecosystem. It is forward looking.
Yes, it is different than existing projects.
Yes, it doesn't pass the pti for python [3].

If you check the PTI for golang [4], many of those commands could be easily wired on Skyline project using a Makefile (of course it wouldn't pass the dependency management part of that document, for which we require glide [5]... unmaintained since 2019, ahem... [6]).

So the question is: Is OpenStack ready to move forward and adapt to new kinds of packaging/software? If yes, let's modify the PTIs (or python PTI) to cover the case for skyline, and allow that team to move forward. 
It's not like it's doing something very different than some new python projects.

Yes, OpenStack is mature... I (simply) hope it's also a place for casual contributions, and where developers can have fun with tech. And yes, it won't please everyone from day one (especially distros), but I hope we can work this out together, rather than discard the project because it doesn't fit the mold.

Jean-Philippe Evrard (evrardjp)

[1]: https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/new-projects-requirements.html
[2]: https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/project-testing-interface.html
[3]: https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/pti/python.html
[4]: https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/pti/golang.html
[5]: https://github.com/Masterminds/glide
[6]: https://travis-ci.org/github/Masterminds/glide

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