[nova] feasibility to keep the two-company rule

melanie witt melwittt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 20:48:45 UTC 2020

On 3/19/20 10:23, Bal√°zs Gibizer wrote:
> Hi,
> Nova has an unwritten rule that requires to have at least two companies 
> involved in any new feature development (or even bugfix?). In the 
> current Nova core diversity situation this rule puts extra burden to the 
> remaining non Red Hat cores and I guess it also makes any Red Hat driven 
> feature development harder. In parallel to working on increasing the 
> size of the core team I suggest to reconsider dropping this rule.

I have historically always appreciated the two-company approval rule 
because it ensures each patch has been reviewed with at least two 
different and diverse company perspectives.

However I recognize that the situation has changed over time and we may 
not have the luxury any longer to ensure diverse company approvals. I do 
not wish to overburden the remaining non Red Hat cores with review 
requests for approvals.

So, given the evolved landscape, I am understanding and open to adapt 
our process to drop the two-company rule if there is such consensus in 
the rest of the team.


> Some discussion happened already on the today's meeting[1].
> Cheers,
> gibi
> [1] 
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/nova/2020/nova.2020-03-19-16.00.log.html#l-90 

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