[openstack-dev] [cross-project] Cross-project Liaisons

Mike Perez thingee at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 01:30:52 UTC 2015

Hello all,

Currently for cross-project specs, the author of the spec spends the time to
explain why a certain feature makes sense to be across multiple projects. This
also includes giving technical solutions for it working with a variety of
services and making sure everyone is happy.

Today we have the following problems:

* Authors of specs can't progress forward with specs because of lack of
  attention. Eventually getting frustrated and giving up.
* Some projects could miss a cross-project spec being approved by the TC.

It has been expressed to me at the previous Cross-Project Communication Tokyo
summit session that PTLs don't have time for cross-project issues. I agree, as
being a previous PTL your time is thin. However, I do think someone from each
project needs to be aware and involved with cross-project initiatives.

I would like to propose cross-project liaisons which would have the following

* Watching the cross-project spec repo [1].
  - Comment on specs that involve your project. +1 to carry forward for TC
    -- If you're not able to provide technical guidance on certain specs for
       your project, it's up to you to get the right people involved.
    -- Assuming you get someone else involved, it's up to you to make sure they
       keep up with communication.
  - Communicate back to your project's meeting on certain cross-project specs
    when necessary. This is also good for the previous bullet point of sourcing
    who would have technical knowledge for certain specs.
* Attend the cross-project meeting when it's called for [2].

[1] - https://review.openstack.org/#/q/project:+openstack/openstack-specs+status:+open,n,z
[2] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/CrossProjectMeeting

Mike Perez

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