> On Jan 27, 2015, at 3:50 PM, Monty Taylor <mord...@inaugust.com> wrote: > > I do not like how we are selecting names for our releases right now. > The current process is autocratic and opaque and not fun - which is the > exact opposite of what a community selected name should be.
Autocratic? Could you elaborate? > I propose: > > * As soon as development starts on release X, we open the voting for the > name of release X+1 (we're working on Kilo now, we should have known the > name of L at the K summit) > > * Anyone can nominate a name - although we do suggest that something at > least related to the location of the associated summit would be nice > > * We condorcet vote on the entire list of nominated names > > * After we have the winning list, the foundation trademark checks the name > > * If there is a trademark issue (and only a trademark issue - not a > "marketing doesn't like the name" issue) we'll move down to the next > name on the list > > If we cannot have this process be completely open and democratic, then > what the heck is the point of having our massive meritocracy in the > first place? There's a lot of overhead we deal with by being a > leaderless collective you know - we should occasionally get to have fun > with it. If your goal is to actually involve our massive meritocracy, I’d suggest expanding this thread to include at least the community marketing mailing list rather than just the -dev mailing list (possibly also the Foundation mailing list?). The release names are some of our most prominent brands, meaning choosing them is by definition a marketing activity. Not including the part of our meritocracy with experience in branding and marketing feels counterintuitive to me (again if the goal is actually to be meritocratic). Jonathan __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev