[openstack-dev] [tc] Take back the naming process

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Jan 27 21:50:02 UTC 2015

I do not like how we are selecting names for our releases right now.
The current process is autocratic and opaque and not fun - which is the
exact opposite of what a community selected name should be.

I propose:

* As soon as development starts on release X, we open the voting for the
name of release X+1 (we're working on Kilo now, we should have known the
name of L at the K summit)

* Anyone can nominate a name - although we do suggest that something at
least related to the location of the associated summit would be nice

* We condorcet vote on the entire list of nominated names

* After we have the winning list, the foundation trademark checks the name

* If there is a trademark issue (and only a trademark issue - not a
"marketing doesn't like the name" issue) we'll move down to the next
name on the list

If we cannot have this process be completely open and democratic, then
what the heck is the point of having our massive meritocracy in the
first place? There's a lot of overhead we deal with by being a
leaderless collective you know - we should occasionally get to have fun
with it.


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