[openstack-dev] [all][tc] establishing project-wide goals

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Fri Jul 29 20:55:22 UTC 2016

One of the outcomes of the discussion at the leadership training
session earlier this year was the idea that the TC should set some
community-wide goals for accomplishing specific technical tasks to
get the projects synced up and moving in the same direction.

After several drafts via etherpad and input from other TC and SWG
members, I've prepared the change for the governance repo [1] and
am ready to open this discussion up to the broader community. Please
read through the patch carefully, especially the "goals/index.rst"
document which tries to lay out the expectations for what makes a
good goal for this purpose and for how teams are meant to approach
working on these goals.

I've also prepared two patches proposing specific goals for Ocata
[2][3].  I've tried to keep these suggested goals for the first
iteration limited to "finish what we've started" type items, so
they are small and straightforward enough to be able to be completed.
That will let us experiment with the process of managing goals this
time around, and set us up for discussions that may need to happen
at the Ocata summit about implementation.

For future cycles, we can iterate on making the goals "harder", and
collecting suggestions for goals from the community during the forum
discussions that will happen at summits starting in Boston.


[1] https://review.openstack.org/349068 describe a process for managing community-wide goals
[2] https://review.openstack.org/349069 add ocata goal "support python 3.5"
[3] https://review.openstack.org/349070 add ocata goal "switch to oslo libraries"

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