[OpenStack-I18n] [I18n][PTL][election] Nominations were over - no PTL candidacy

Ian Y. Choi ianyrchoi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:43:25 UTC 2020

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With many thanks,


On 4/3/2020 5:58 PM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Akihiro Motoki wrote:
>> [...]
>> I wonder what will change if we move to SIG.
>> That's a big question which hits me. We need to clarify what are the
>> scope of the i18n team (or SIG).
> The main difference between a SIG and a Project Team is that SIGs have 
> less constraints. Project Teams are typically used to produce a part 
> of the OpenStack release, and so we require some level of 
> accountability (know who is empowered to sign off releases, know how 
> to contact for embargoed security issues). That is why we currently 
> require that a PTL is determined every 6 months.
> SIGs on the other hand are just a group of people sharing a common 
> interest. There might be group leads, but no real need for a final 
> call to be made. It's just a way to pool resources toward a common goal.
> Historically we've considered translations as a "part" of the 
> openstack release, and so I18n is currently a project team. That said, 
> I18n is arguably a special interest, it does not really need PTLs to 
> be designated, and the release is OK even if some translations are not 
> complete. It's a 'best effort' work, so it does not require the heavy 
> type of accountability that we require from project teams.
> So in summary: making I18n a SIG would remove the need to designate a 
> PTL every 6 months, and just continue work as usual.

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