[all][neutron][neutron-fwaas] FINAL CALL Maintainers needed

Slawek Kaplonski skaplons at redhat.com
Wed Feb 19 16:07:12 UTC 2020


Ussuri-2 milestone is behind us and we still don’t have anyone who would like to maintain neutron-fwaas project upstream.
So I just sent patch [1] to add info to project’s docs that it is deprecated in Neutron stadium.

Question, to TC members mostly - should I do also some other actions to officially deprecate this project? Any changes to governance repo or something like that? Thanks in advance for any help with that.

[1] https://review.opendev.org/708675

> On 20 Jan 2020, at 21:26, Slawek Kaplonski <skaplons at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are getting closer and closer to Ussuri-2 milestone which is our deadline to deprecate neutron-fwaas project if there will be no any volunteers to maintain this project.
> So if You are interested in this project, please raise Your hand here or ping me on IRC about that.
>> On 6 Jan 2020, at 21:05, Slawek Kaplonski <skaplons at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just as a reminder, we are still looking for maintainers who want to keep neutron-fwaas project alive. As it was written in my previous email, we will mark this project as deprecated.
>> So please reply to this email or contact me directly if You are interested in maintaining this project.
>>> On 19 Nov 2019, at 11:26, Slawek Kaplonski <skaplons at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Over the past couple of cycles we have noticed that new contributions and
>>> maintenance efforts for neutron-fwaas project were almost non existent.
>>> This impacts patches for bug fixes, new features and reviews. The Neutron
>>> core team is trying to at least keep the CI of this project healthy, but we
>>> don’t have enough knowledge about the details of the neutron-fwaas
>>> code base to review more complex patches.
>>> During the PTG in Shanghai we discussed that with operators and TC members
>>> during the forum session [1] and later within the Neutron team during the
>>> PTG session [2].
>>> During these discussions, with the help of operators and TC members, we reached
>>> the conclusion that we need to have someone responsible for maintaining project.
>>> This doesn’t mean that the maintainer needs to spend full time working on this
>>> project. Rather, we need someone to be the contact person for the project, who
>>> takes care of the project’s CI and review patches. Of course that’s only a
>>> minimal requirement. If the new maintainer works on new features for the
>>> project, it’s even better :)
>>> If we don’t have any new maintainer(s) before milestone Ussuri-2, which is
>>> Feb 10 - Feb 14 according to [3], we will need to mark neutron-fwaas
>>> as deprecated and in “V” cycle we will propose to move the project
>>> from the Neutron stadium, hosted in the “openstack/“ namespace, to the
>>> unofficial projects hosted in the “x/“ namespace.
>>> So if You are using this project now, or if You have customers who are
>>> using it, please consider the possibility of maintaining it. Otherwise,
>>> please be aware that it is highly possible that the project will be
>>> deprecated and moved out from the official OpenStack projects.
>>> [1]
>>> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/PVG-Neutron-stadium-projects-the-path-forward
>>> [2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Shanghai-Neutron-Planning-restored -
>>> Lines 379-421
>>> [3] https://releases.openstack.org/ussuri/schedule.html
>>> -- 
>>> Slawek Kaplonski
>>> Senior software engineer
>>> Red Hat
>>>> Slawek Kaplonski
>> Senior software engineer
>> Red Hat
>> Slawek Kaplonski
> Senior software engineer
> Red Hat

Slawek Kaplonski
Senior software engineer
Red Hat

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