[Openstack] Minutes from the Technical Committee meeting (July 2)

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Jul 3 08:42:16 UTC 2013

The OpenStack Technical Committee ("TC") met in #openstack-meeting at
20:00 UTC yesterday.

Here is a quick summary of the outcome of this meeting:

* In order to simplify its taxonomy and recognize more types of
contributions, the TC defined official 'Programs' by adopting the
following motion:

'OpenStack Programs' are efforts which are essential to the completion
of our mission. Programs can create any code repository and produce any
deliverable they deem necessary to achieve their goals.

Programs are placed under the oversight of the Technical Committee, and
contributing to one of their code repositories grants you ATC status.

Current efforts or teams which want to be recognized as an 'OpenStack
Program' should place a request to the Technical Committee, including a
clear mission statement describing how they help the OpenStack general
mission and how that effort is essential to the completion of our
mission. If programs have a goal that includes the production of an
'Integrated' deliverable, that specific deliverable would still need to
go through an Incubation period.

The initial Programs are 'Nova', 'Swift', 'Cinder', 'Neutron',
'Horizon', 'Glance', 'Keystone', 'Heat', 'Ceilometer', 'Documentation',
'Infrastructure', 'QA', 'Oslo', 'Trove' and 'Ironic'. Those programs
should retroactively submit a mission statement and initial lead
designation, if they don't have one already.

The TC asks that the chair modifies the charter accordingly, including
replacing the word "Projects" by "Programs" where appropriate.

Our project documentation on the wiki will be updated accordingly.

See details and full logs at:

More information on the Technical Committee at:

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Chair, OpenStack Technical Committee

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