[openstack-dev] [api] create openstack/service-registry

Ryan Brown rybrown at redhat.com
Fri Feb 12 15:11:05 UTC 2016

On 02/12/2016 07:48 AM, Everett Toews wrote:
> Hi All,
> I need to air a concern over the create openstack/service-registry
> [1] patch which aims to create an OpenStack service type registry
> project to act as a dedicated registry location for service types in
> OpenStack under the auspices of the API Working Group.
> My concern is that it gets the API Working Group partially into the
> big tent governance game. Personally I have zero interest in big tent
> governance. I want better APIs, not to become embroiled in
> governance. That said, I do fully recognize that by their nature APIs
> in general (not just OpenStack) play a large role in governance.
> The purpose of this email is not to dissuade the API WG from taking
> on this responsibility. In fact, now that we've got a lot of
> experience authoring guidelines and shepherding them through the
> guideline process, it's time the WG evolved. My purpose is to simply
> make sure we go into this with eyes wide open and understand the
> consequences of doing so.
> Thanks, Everett
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/278612/

You're not wrong - it does involve us a little more in governance, but I 
think the value there (better namespacing etc) is something we can agree 
API-WG both does and should care about.

Ryan Brown / Senior Software Engineer, Openstack / Red Hat, Inc.

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