[OpenStack-I18n] [I18n][PTL][election] Nominations were over - no PTL candidacy

Akihiro Motoki amotoki at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 14:26:04 UTC 2020

Thanks Thierry for the detail explanation and clarification.
I know what happened in the i18n team as I have been involved in the effort.
Transition to the SIG totally makes sense to me now.


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 6:01 PM Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Akihiro Motoki wrote:
> > [...]
> > I wonder what will change if we move to SIG.
> > That's a big question which hits me. We need to clarify what are the
> > scope of the i18n team (or SIG).
> The main difference between a SIG and a Project Team is that SIGs have
> less constraints. Project Teams are typically used to produce a part of
> the OpenStack release, and so we require some level of accountability
> (know who is empowered to sign off releases, know how to contact for
> embargoed security issues). That is why we currently require that a PTL
> is determined every 6 months.
> SIGs on the other hand are just a group of people sharing a common
> interest. There might be group leads, but no real need for a final call
> to be made. It's just a way to pool resources toward a common goal.
> Historically we've considered translations as a "part" of the openstack
> release, and so I18n is currently a project team. That said, I18n is
> arguably a special interest, it does not really need PTLs to be
> designated, and the release is OK even if some translations are not
> complete. It's a 'best effort' work, so it does not require the heavy
> type of accountability that we require from project teams.
> So in summary: making I18n a SIG would remove the need to designate a
> PTL every 6 months, and just continue work as usual.
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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