[openstack-dev] [all][ptls][tc][goals] community goals for Pike

Emilien Macchi emilien at redhat.com
Wed Nov 30 00:39:03 UTC 2016

A few months ago, our community started to find and work on
OpenStack-wide goals to "achieve visible common changes, push for
basic levels of consistency and user experience, and efficiently
improve certain areas where technical debt payments have become too
high – across all OpenStack projects".


We started to define a first Goal in Ocata (Remove Copies of Incubated
Oslo Code) and we would like to move forward in Pike.
I see 3 actions we could take now:

1) Collect feedback of our first iteration of Community Goals in
OpenStack during Ocata. What went well? What was more challenging?

Some examples:
- should we move the goal documents into a separate repo to allow a
shorter review time, where we could just have 2 TC members approve
them instead of waiting a week?
-  we expected all teams to respond to all goals, even if they have no
work to do. Should we continue that way?
- should we improve the guidance to achieve Goals?

I created an etherpad if folks want to give feedback:

2) Goals backlog - https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/community-goals
- new Goals are highly welcome.
- each Goal would be achievable in one cycle, if not I think we need
to break it down into separated Goals (with connections).
- some Goals already have a team (ex: Python 3) but some haven't.
Maybe could we dress a list of people able to step-up and volunteer to
help on these ones.
- some Goals might require some documentation for how to achieve it.

I think for now 2) can be discussed on the etherpad, though feel free
to propose another channel.

3) Choose Goals for Pike.
Some of us already did, but we might want to start looking at what
Goals we would like to achieve during Pike cycle.
I was thinking at giving a score to the Goals, that could be
calculated by its priority (I know it's vague but we know what is
really urgent for us versus what can wait 6 months); but also the
number of people who are interested to contribute on a Goal (if this
Goal doesn't have a team yet).
For now, openstack/governance is the repository for Goals, please
propose them here.

Please give feedback, we're doing iterations here, and hopefully we'll
improve our Community Goals over the next cycles.
Thanks for your time,
Emilien Macchi

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