[openstack-dev] [all] A proposal to separate the design summit

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Tue Feb 23 09:26:24 UTC 2016

Tim Bell wrote:
> On 22/02/16 17:27, "John Garbutt" <john at johngarbutt.com> wrote:
>> [...]
>> I am sure there are more questions that will pop up. Like I assume
>> this means there is no ATC free pass to the summit? And I guess a
>> small nominal fee for the contributor meetup (like the recent ops
>> meetup, to help predict numbers of accurately)? I guess that helps
>> level the playing field for contributors who don't put git commits in
>> the repo (I am thinking vocal operators that don't contribute code).
>> But I probably shouldn't go into all that just yet.
> I would like to find a way to allow contributors cheaper access to the summits. Many of the devOPS contributors are patching test cases, configuration management recipes and documentation which should be rewarded in some form.
> Assuming that many of the ATCs are not so motivated to attend the summit, the cost in offering access to the event would not be significant.
> Charging for the Ops meetups was, to my understanding, more to confirm commitment to attend given limited space.
> Thus, I would be in favour of a preferential rate for contributors (whether ATC is the right criteria is a different question) for summits.

Current thinking would be to give preferential rates to access the main 
summit to people who are present to other events (like this new 
separated contributors-oriented event, or Ops midcycle(s)). That would 
allow for a wider definition of "active community member" and reduce gaming.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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