[openstack-dev] [tc] Technical Committee Status update, December 1st

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Dec 1 10:06:57 UTC 2017


This is the weekly summary of Technical Committee initiatives. You can
find the full list of all open topics (updated twice a week) at:


If you are working on something (or plan to work on something) that is
not on the tracker, feel free to add to it !

== Recently-approved changes ==

* Stable policy only applies to main OpenStack components [1][2]
* Update team corporate diversity tags [3]
* Add designate to the tc:approved-release tag [4]
* PTI change: Remove releasenotes/requirements.txt [5]
* New repos: networking-generic-switch, governance-sigs
* Retired repositories: ceilometerclient

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/521049/
[2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/519685/
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/522536/
[4] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/521587/
[5] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/521398/

A number of small changes got approved this week. The most significant
is probably the realization that the stable:follows-policy tag is meant
to provide information about which changes are OK in stable branches for
components of an OpenStack cloud. It does not apply so well to
downstream packaging or lifecycle management tools, where the
expectations are different. Those should therefore not be expected to
adopt it as-is. You can see the new tag definition here:


== Voting in progress ==

Monty Taylor's proposal to rename the 'Shade' team to 'OpenStackSDK' has
already reached majority support. It will be approved next Tuesday
unless new objections are posted:


Doug Hellmann proposes to round up our top-5 "help needed" list with
goal champions. His proposal is still short of a couple of votes:


My proposal to officialize the election officials is also still missing
a coupe of votes to pass:


A number of cleanups have also been proposed and voting is in progress

* Tags are either applied to deliverables or teams [6]
* Stop linking to documentation from governance [7]
* Remove unused docs:follows-policy tag [8]

[6] https://review.openstack.org/523886
[7] https://review.openstack.org/523195
[8] https://review.openstack.org/524217

== Under discussion ==

Graham Hayes proposed various options to clarify how the testing of
interoperability programs should be organized, in the age of add-on
trademark programs. It is a difficult trade-off between the benefits of
centralizing reviews and decentralizing reviews for that specific area.
Please chime in on the review:


Matt Treinish proposed an update to the Python PTI for tests to be
specific and explicit. Wider community input is needed on that topic.
Please review at:


The "top-5 help wanted list" assumes there will always be 5 items, and
the name is a bit of a mouthful. Naming is hard. Current proposal is to
call is the "help most needed" list. If you prefer your bikesheds
painted in blue, please comment at:


Emilien Macchi officially launched the goal proposing season for the
Rocky cycle in a thread at:


We already have one proposal on the docket (Storyboard migration),
thanks to Kendall Nelson. Please chime in on whether it's a good idea at:


== TC member actions for the coming week(s) ==

A few of us will be busy next week doing active outreach to the
Kubernetes community during KubeCon in Austin. Nothing else stands out
at this point.

== Office hours ==

To be more inclusive of all timezones and more mindful of people for
which English is not the primary language, the Technical Committee
dropped its dependency on weekly meetings. So that you can still get
hold of TC members on IRC, we instituted a series of office hours on

* 09:00 UTC on Tuesdays
* 01:00 UTC on Wednesdays
* 15:00 UTC on Thursdays

For the coming week, I expect more discussion around interop testing and


Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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