[openstack-dev] [all][tc] Moving away from "big tent" terminology

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Thu Jun 15 12:34:32 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:06:17PM +0100, Chris Dent wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, Chris Dent wrote:
> >On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> >
> >>I'd like to propose that we introduce a new concept: "OpenStack-Hosted
> >>projects". There would be "OpenStack projects" on one side, and
> >>"Projects hosted on OpenStack infrastructure" on the other side (all
> >>still under the openstack/ git repo prefix). We'll stop saying "official
> >>OpenStack project" and "unofficial OpenStack project". The only
> >>"OpenStack projects" will be the official ones. We'll chase down the
> >>last mentions of "big tent" in documentation and remove it from our
> >>vocabulary.
> >
> >I agree that something needs to change, but also agree with some of
> >the followups that the distinction you're proposing isn't
> >particularly memorable.
> I should also say that despite my previous comments, discussion
> resolving those issues should not delay sanitizing the term "big
> tent".

I'm in the same boat (or tent? :) ) that I don't think the new terms would
be distinguishing enough to improve the misunderstanding. But like Chris,
I don't really have any good suggestions at the moment either.

+1 for removing references to the big tent while we bikeshed on naming.


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