[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Allowing Teams Based on Vendor-specific Drivers

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Nov 29 19:18:39 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Chris Friesen's message of 2016-11-29 11:55:30 -0600:
> On 11/29/2016 10:55 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > I agree that clearly documenting who supports each driver, and how
> > tightly integrated that team is with the core team will be important.
> > That will be the case no matter what solution we pick (even saying
> > that drivers aren't official isn't going to avoid questions about
> > how well supported a driver is). I left the details of how to do
> > that up to the individual teams, since I know some are already
> > working on it.
> For what it's worth, in the linux kernel there is a "MAINTAINERS" file which 
> documents who's in charge of each driver, any appropriate mailing lists, source 
> code repositories, etc. That way people with questions about a driver can 
> communicate with the people involved with developing that driver.  The overall 
> kernel maintainers make few statements about how well-supported any given driver is.
> Perhaps something like that could be used as a model.
> Chris

That does sound like a good starting point.


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