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

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Aug 26 18:31:33 UTC 2014

On Aug 26, 2014, at 11:28 AM, Matthew Treinish <mtreinish at kortar.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:04:41AM -0400, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes I agree, I was actually planning to start a liaison (I guess I'll have to
> come up with a different name...) system similar to oslo at some point soon. We
> discussed it during the QA meeting last week. [1] My plan was actually going
> to be starting a thread on that this week before Thierry beat me to it.

In the spirit of collaboration, the Oslo team is willing to share the term “liaison” with the QA team if you would like to use it. ;-)


> -Matt Treinish
> [1] http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/qa/2014/qa.2014-08-21-22.01.html
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