[oslo] Courtesy ping changes

Ben Nemec openstack at nemebean.com
Tue Jun 18 16:53:35 UTC 2019

Friendly reminder that this week we moved to the new agenda-based ping 
list. If you want to continue receiving pings and haven't already added 
yourself to the new list you should do so ASAP. Thanks.

On 5/20/19 11:48 AM, Ben Nemec wrote:
> Important: Action is required if you want to continue receiving courtesy 
> pings. Read on for details.
> This is an oslo-specific followup to [0]. There's a lot of good 
> discussion there if you're interested in the background for this email.
> The TLDR version is that we're going to keep the Oslo courtesy ping list 
> because a number of Oslo contributors have expressed their preference 
> for it. However, we are making some changes.
> First, the ping list will be cleared at the start of each cycle. This 
> should prevent us from pinging people who no longer work on Oslo (which 
> is almost certainly happening right now). Everyone who wants a courtesy 
> ping will need to re-opt-in each cycle. We'll work out a transition 
> process so people don't just stop receiving pings.
> Second, the ping list is going to move from the script in oslo.tools to 
> the meeting agenda[1] on the wiki. There's no need for Oslo core signoff 
> on ping list changes and that makes it a waste of time for both the 
> cores and the people looking to make changes to the list. This does mean 
> we'll lose the automatic wrapping of the list, but once we clean up the 
> stale entries I suspect we won't need to wrap it as much anyway.
> I will continue to use the existing ping list for the next two weeks to 
> give everyone a chance to add their name to the new list. I've seeded 
> the new list with a couple of people who had expressed interest in 
> continuing to receive pings, but if anyone else wants to continue 
> getting them please add yourself to the list in [1] (see the Agenda 
> Template section).
> I'm intentionally _not_ adding all of the active Oslo cores on the 
> assumption that you may prefer to set up your own notification method. I 
> might automatically carry over cores from cycle to cycle since they are 
> presumably still interested in Oslo and chose that notification method, 
> but we'll worry about that at the start of next cycle.
> I think that covers the current plan for courtesy pings in Oslo. If you 
> have any comments or concerns please let me know. Otherwise expect this 
> new system to take effect in 3 weeks.
> Thanks.
> -Ben
> 0: 
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-discuss/2019-May/006235.html
> 1: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/Oslo

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