[all][tc] Change OpenStack release naming policy proposal

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Fri Apr 29 15:05:56 UTC 2022

 ---- On Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:55:52 -0500 Slawek Kaplonski <skaplons at redhat.com> wrote ----
 > Hi,
 > During the last PTG in April 2022 in the TC meeting we were discussing our release naming policy [1].
 > It seems that choosing appropriate name for every releases is very hard and time consuming. There is many factors which needs to be taken into consideration there like legal but also meaning of the chosen name in many different languages.

Adding more detail on why TC is thinking to drop the release name and keep only number (slawek
will add these in review also as histiry to know)

Why we dropped the release name:

* Problem with release name:

** We are a wider community with many international communities, developers, and cultures and choosing a perfect name satisfying all of them is not possible.
** We as individuals also have some problems with a few names which might be due to emotions, political, or historical. And filtering them out is not possible.
** Name after election need trademark checks from the foundation as a final step and there is always a chance that winning names are filtered out so the electorate might not be happy with that. So the process is also not perfect.
** <feel free to add more if I forgot to list>.

* Tried to solve it in many ways:

There were a lot of proposals to solve the above issues but we could not get any agreement on either of these and live with all these issues until the Zed cycle.

** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677749
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/678046
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677745
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/684688
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/675788
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/687764
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677827
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677748
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677747
** https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/677746


 > Finally we decided that now, after Zed release, when we will go all round through alphabet it is very good time to change this policy and use only numeric version with "year"."release in the year". It is proposed in [2].
 > This is also good timing for such change because in the same release we are going to start our "Tick Tock" release cadence which means that every Tick release will be release with .1 (like 2023.1, 2024.1, etc.) and every Tock release will be one with .2 (2023.2, 2024.2, etc.).
 > [1] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/tc-zed-ptg#L265
 > [2] https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/governance/+/839897
 > -- 
 > Slawek Kaplonski
 > Principal Software Engineer
 > Red Hat

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