Hi everyone, TL;DR: I propose we turn the "weekly project/release meeting" timeslot (Tuesdays at 21:00 UTC) into a "weekly cross-project meeting", to discuss cross-project topics with all the project leadership, rather than keep it release-specific.
Long version: Since the dawn of time (August 28, 2010 !), there has always been a "project meeting" on Tuesdays at 21:00 UTC. It used to be a all-hands meeting, then it turned more into a release management meeting. With the addition of more integrated projects, all the meeting time was spent in release status updates and there was no time to discuss project-wide issues anymore. During the Juno cycle, we introduced 1:1 sync points for project release liaisons (usually PTLs) to synchronize their status with the release management team /outside/ of the meeting time. That freed time to discuss integrated-release-wide problems and announcements during the meeting itself. Looking back to the Juno meetings, it's quite obvious that the problems we discussed were not all release-management-related, though, and that we had free time left. So I think it would be a good idea in Kilo to recognize that and clearly declare that meeting the "weekly cross-project meeting". There we would discuss release-related issues if needed, but also all the others cross-project hot topics of the day on which a direct discussion can help making progress. The agenda would be open (updated directly on the wiki and edited/closed by the chair a few hours before the meeting to make sure everyone knows what will be discussed). The chair (responsible for vetting/postponing agenda points and keeping the discussion on schedule) could rotate. During the Juno cycle we also introduced the concept of Cross-Project Liaisons, as a way to scale the PTL duties to a larger group of people and let new leaders emerge from our community. Those CPLs would be encouraged to participate in the weekly cross-project meeting (especially when a topic in their domain expertise is discussed), and the meeting would be open to all anyway (as is the current meeting). This is mostly a cosmetic change: update the messaging around that meeting to make it more obvious that it's not purely about the integrated release and that it is appropriate to put other types of cross-project issues on the agenda. Let me know on this thread if that sounds like a good idea, and we'll make the final call at next week meeting :)  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/ProjectMeeting  http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/project/2014/  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/CrossProjectLiaisons -- Thierry Carrez (ttx) _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackemail@example.com http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev