[tc][all][searchlight ] Retiring the Searchlight project

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Tue Nov 10 19:15:55 UTC 2020

Hello Everyone,

As you know, Searchlight is a leaderless project for the Wallaby cycle, which means there is no PTL
candidate to lead it in the Wallaby cycle. 'No PTL' and no liaisons for DPL model is one of the criteria
which triggers TC to start checking the health, maintainers of the project for dropping the project
from OpenStack Governance[1].

TC discussed the leaderless project in PTG[2] and checked if the project has maintainers and
what activities are done in the Victoria development cycle. It seems no functional changes in Searchlight
repos except few gate fixes or community goal commits[3].

Based on all these checks and no maintainer for Searchlight, TC decided to drop this project from OpenStack
governance in the Wallaby cycle.  Ref: Mandatory Repository Retirement resolution [4] and the detailed process
is in the project guide docs [5].

If your organization product/customer use/rely on this project then this is the right time to step forward to
maintain it otherwise from the Wallaby cycle, Searchlight will move out of OpenStack governance by keeping their
repo under OpenStack namespace with an empty master branch with 'Not Maintained' message in README.
If someone from old or new maintainers shows interest to continue its development then it can be re-added
to OpenStack governance. 

With that thanks to Searchlight contributors and PTLs for maintaining this project.

[1] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/dropping-projects.html
[2] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/tc-wallaby-ptg
[3] https://www.stackalytics.com/?release=victoria&module=searchlight-group&metric=commits
[4] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20190711-mandatory-repository-retirement.html
[5] https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/repository.html#retiring-a-repository


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