[openstack-dev] [ptl][release] communication during mitaka

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Oct 13 21:12:17 UTC 2015

PTLs and release liaisons

This is the first of what will likely be several emails describing
differences in the way we will be handling release management for the
Mitaka cycle. To start I want to make sure the expectations for
communication are clear to everyone so there is no confusion or
miscommunication about the other changes.

In the past we have had communication issues where project leads
either didn't see or pay attention to release-related announcements
like schedule milestones and deadlines. I want to improve that
situation this cycle by being more direct about expectations so we
are all operating with the same level of understanding. This email
is being sent to you all individually, as well as to the openstack-dev
mailing list, to improve the odds that all of you see it. I will
not be taking this extra step for future emails.

We will be using the "[release]" topic tag on the openstack-dev mailing
list for important messages related to release management. You and your
release liaison should configure your mailing list subscription and
email client to ensure that those messages are visible to you so that
you are aware of all deadlines, process changes, etc. Please go ahead
and take those steps now if you have not already, because we will have
several important messages going out this week and early next week.

It's not clear what we will be doing with the cross-project team
meeting this cycle. If we continue to hold the meeting, we may
include release-related announcements there as an additional channel.
You should not rely on that, though, as the mailing list will be
the primary means of communication.


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