In the most recent Defcore committee meeting we discussed the need for a repository to host artifacts related to the Defcore process. These artifacts will include documentation of the Defcore process, lists of advisory and required capabilities for releases, and useful tools and instructions for configuring and testing clouds against the capability lists.
One of our goals is increased community awareness and participation around the process, and we feel that a Gerrit backed repository helps to achieve this goal by providing a well understood mechanism for community members to comment on policies and capabilities before they are merged. For members of the community who aren’t familiar with the Gerrit workflow, I would be more than happy to help them out with understanding the process or acting as a proxy for their comments and concerns. We're proposing to host the repository at openstack/defcore, as this is work being done by a board-backed committee with cross cutting concerns for all OpenStack projects. All projects are owned by some parent organization within the OpenStack community. One possiblility for ownership that we considered was the Technical Committee, with precedent set by the ownership of the API Working Group repository. However, we felt that there is a need to allow for projects that are owned by the Board, and are also proposing a new Board ownership group. The core reviewers of the repository will be the Defcore Committee co-chairs, with additional core members added at the discretion of board members leading the committee. In the coming weeks we're going to be working hard on defining new capabilities for the Icehouse, Juno, and future releases. We're looking forward to meeting with the developer and operator community to help define the new capabilities with an eye towards interoperability across the entire OpenStack ecosystem. The creation of this repository is an important step in that direction. Thanks, Chris Hoge Interop Engineer OpenStack Foundation  https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/DefCoreScale.4  http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/technical-committee-repos.yaml __________________________________________________________________________ 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