[all][foundation][ecosystem][tc] External projects under the foundation hat

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Jun 24 08:25:08 UTC 2022

Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2022-06-23 12:00:58 -0500 (-0500), Ghanshyam Mann wrote:
>> Yes, that is what I mean that we have not explicitly said it has
>> to be on OpenDev tooling as must requirement but yes we need to
>> update the governance documentation also to have a clear view if
>> "no opendev tooling then what are governance requirement"
> [...]
> I'm not sure who "we" is in this context, but the TC has "explicitly
> said it has to be on OpenDev tooling as must requirement" through
> the passages I quoted above (the referenced document absolutely
> states this, and was ratified by the TC). Removing that restriction
> is a substantive change to OpenStack's governing documents, not a
> mere clarification.

I agree.. Historically, the TC has had a very strong stance that we 
should not fragment the community onto multiple platforms (for 
communication or development) or languages (for code or speech). The 
stated goal was to reinforce that OpenStack is a single project you join 
(and elect TC members to steward), rather than a loose coalition of 
several separate projects making independent choices.

So allowing different development platforms would definitely be a step 
in a whole new direction, and a pretty significant change. I'd expect a 
discussion on allowing different parallel communication platforms to 
follow next.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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