[tc][congress] Retiring the Congress project

Clark Boylan cboylan at sapwetik.org
Mon Apr 20 18:54:41 UTC 2020

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020, at 9:26 AM, Nate Johnston wrote:
> Recently the TC has worked on determining the criteria for when an OpenStack
> project should be retired.  When there was not a PTL nominee, that triggered the
> TC to review the health of the Congress project per [1], and the TC has
> determined [2] that development work on the Congress project has ceased.  Based
> on that we are going to start the process of governance removal in the Victoria
> cycle as specified in the Mandatory Repository Retirement resolution [3] and
> detailed in the infra manual [4].
> Pursuant to these procedures, Congress will move out of the
> opendev.org/openstack/ namespace and into the opendev.org/x/ namespace.  If
> interest in Congress revives, development can restart in it's new location and
> potentially Congress could be re-added to OpenStack governance.  

Note, I don't think we need to create x/congress until there is some individual or group interested in taking on the care of this repo. Basically this can be lazy evaluated at the time demand shows up.

> Our thanks and appreciation to Eric and all of those who have contributed to the
> Congress project over the years.
> Thanks,
> Nate Johnston
> [1] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/dropping-projects.html
> [2] 
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-tc/latest.log.html#t2020-04-20T15:36:59
> [3] 
> https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20190711-mandatory-repository-retirement.html
> [4] 
> https://docs.opendev.org/opendev/infra-manual/latest/drivers.html#retiring-a-project

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