[Openstack] [openstack][stackforge] incubation process

Gareth academicgareth at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 03:17:42 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2015-09-22 15:04:14 +0800 (+0800), Gareth wrote:
>> Because of big tent, incubation process changes a little. I could see
>> some projects are moved from authors' private github repo, not
>> stackforge. My question is that is stackforge necessary anymore?
> It was never the intent that projects had to "incubate in
> StackForge" to join OpenStack officially, though it was always an
> option and so because it happened frequently many assumed it was
> required. Part of the reason for the "Big Tent" shift in governance
> was to get rid of incubation entirely and allow projects to become
> an official part of OpenStack with much less waiting and red tape.
> That aside, the Git namespace "stackforge" is currently a cosmetic
> implementation detail, not a semantic one, and its existence is
> creating more problems than it solves. As a result, we have stopped
> adding new projects with a "stackforge/" name prefix and only use
> "openstack/" for those now. We've scheduled[*] to either retire or
> rename all remaining repositories into the "openstack" namespace so
> that we can cease utilizing the "stackforge" prefix. This change
> does not convey any special meaning nor imply a difference in the
> governance of those projects, rather simply that the "openstack"
> namespace is no longer reserved strictly for official OpenStack
> projects.
>> Actually I hope yes, because I could make use of community's CI to
>> verify my draft codes.
> You can create unofficial projects in our infrastructure and then
> later apply to the Technical Committee for official status if and
> when you want. It's unusual to consider hosting an unofficial
> project in our infrastructure unless you eventually intend for it to
> join an existing official OpenStack project or form a new official
> OpenStack project. The TC may at some point decide to make this a
> more formal expectation, but for now there is no requirement to
> obtain any official status for your project.

My codes are for OpenStack :) I was worried that my project can't run
in our infrastructure before official when stackforge is retiring. But
now since there are unofficial projects, I don't have such worries.

Thanks Jeremy

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