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

Andrea Frittoli andrea.frittoli at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 10:17:41 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:45 PM Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> On 2017-06-15 11:15:36 +0200 (+0200), 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).
> I'm still unconvinced a term is needed for this. Can't we just have
> "OpenStack Projects" (those under TC governance) and "everything
> else?" Why must the existence of any term require a term for its
> opposite?


We don't need to try and bring everything which is not an OpenStack
project under a single name which will also then require a definition which
may not fit all.

Andrea Frittoli (andreaf)

> > 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 on getting rid of the "big tent" phrase anywhere we find it,
> though I thought we'd already avoided using that in favor of more
> descriptive terminology anyway. Also I'm very excited to see a focus
> on "OpenStack projects" I just don't see a benefit to making up a
> name for "not an OpenStack project."

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> Jeremy Stanley
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