[openstack-dev] [kolla] discussion about core reviewer limitations by company

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Sat Feb 20 17:39:56 UTC 2016

Out of curiosity, who are kollas big users?

If it's mirantis and redhat (and nobody much else?) then meh, does this 
really matter. Sure work on getting more usage and adoption and other 
companies interested but why stagnate a project (by doing this) while 
that is underway?

Other question; is kolla so influenced by mirantis or redhat management 
that there isn't trust that things will be handled appropriately by 
smart engineers/reviewers (that should not blindly listen to there 
management for all the things, but think of the bigger picture).

Just my 2 cents (I prefer trust rather than not and just curious what 
the real concern here is, and what evidence from past examples shows 
that this really is a concern in the first place).

I will show myself out now, ha.


On 02/20/2016 09:09 AM, Steven Dake (stdake) wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Mirantis has been developing a big footprint in the core review team,
> and Red Hat already has a big footprint in the core review team.  These
> are all good things, but I want to avoid in the future a situation in
> which one company has a majority of core reviewers.  Since core
> reviewers set policy for the project, the project could be harmed if one
> company has such a majority.  This is one reason why project diversity
> is so important and has its own special snowflake tag in the governance
> repository.
> I'd like your thoughts on how to best handle this situation, before I
> trigger  a vote we can all agree on.
> I was thinking of something simple like:
> "1 company may not have more then 33% of core reviewers.  At the
> conclusion of PTL elections, the current cycle's 6 months of reviews
> completed will be used as a metric to select the core reviewers from
> that particular company if the core review team has shrunk as a result
> of removal of core reviewers during the cycle."
> Thoughts, comments, questions, concerns, etc?
> Regards,
> -steve
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