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

Kyle Mestery mestery at mestery.com
Tue Jan 27 22:02:18 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:

> 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
> Huge +1 here.

> 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.
> Agree with all your points Monty. This puts naming into the hands of the
individual foundation members. Seems like it should be there.

> Monty
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