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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Feb 29 18:03:47 UTC 2016

On 02/23/2016 04:26 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> 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.

I think reducing gaming is important. It is valuable to include those
folks who wish to make a contribution to OpenStack, I have confidence
the next iteration of entry structure will try to more accurately
identify those folks who bring value to OpenStack.

Thank you,

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