[openstack-dev] [all] [ptls] The Czar system, or how to scale PTLs

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Aug 26 14:04:41 UTC 2014

On Aug 26, 2014, at 5:13 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:

> OK, now that we have evacuated the terminology issue (we'll use liaison
> or janitor or secretary, not czar), and side-stepped the offtopic
> development (this is not about suppressing PTLs, just a framework to let
> them delegate along predetermined lines if they want to)... which of
> those unnamed roles do we need ?
> In the thread were mentioned:
> - Bugs janitor (keep reported bugs under control)
> - Oslo liaison (already in place)
> - Security mule (VMT first point of contact)
> - Release secretary (communication with integrated release management)
> - Infrastructure contact (for gate and other infra issues)
> - Docs lieutenant (docs point of contact)
> Anita mentioned the "3rd party space" person, but I wonder if it would
> not be specific to some projects. Would it actually be separate from the
> "Infra contact" role ?
> Do we need someone to cover the QA space ? Anything else missing ?

It seems the QA team is also feeling pressure due to the growing community, so it seems wise to ensure every team has someone designated to help with coordinating work on QA projects.


> At first glance I don't think we need a role for logistics (chairing
> meetings and organizing meetups), design summit planning, roadmapping,
> user point of contact, or spokesperson -- as I expect the PTL to retain
> those roles anyway...
> -- 
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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