[openstack-dev] [all] the trouble with names

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Feb 4 13:33:43 UTC 2016

Hayes, Graham wrote:
> On 04/02/2016 13:24, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> Excerpts from Hayes, Graham's message of 2016-02-04 12:54:56 +0000:
>>> On 04/02/2016 11:40, Sean Dague wrote:
>>>> 2) Have a registry of "common" names.
>>>> Upside, we can safely use common names everywhere and not fear
>>>> collision down the road.
>>>> Downside, yet another contention point.
>>>> A registry would clearly be under TC administration, though all the
>>>> heavy lifting might be handed over to the API working group. I still
>>>> imagine collision around some areas might be contentious.
>>> ++ to a central registry. It could easily be added to the projects.yaml
>>> file, and is a single source of truth.
>> Although I realized that the projects.yaml file only includes official
>> projects right now, which would mean new projects wouldn't have a place
>> to register terms. Maybe that's a feature?
> That is a good point - should we be registering terms for non tent
> projects? Or do projects get terms when they get accepted into the tent?

I don't see why we would register terms for non-official projects. I 
don't see under what authority we would do that, or where it would end. 
So yes, that's a feature.

I think solution 2 is the best. To avoid too much contention, that can 
easily be delegated to the API WG, and escalated to the TC for 
resolution only in case of conflict between projects (or between a 
project and the API WG).

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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