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Minutes from the Technical Committee meeting (Feb 12)


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

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

* The TC approved the special motion on the incubation process evolution:

1. Incubation is the process managed by the TC through which a project
becomes part of the co-ordinated, integrated OpenStack release.

2. Projects which are part of a co-ordinated release should be referred
to as "Integrated" in that release. Previously this was one of the
meanings of the term "Core".

3. Projects apply to the TC to join Incubation. Their "incubation
request" is assessed by the TC on the basis of the project's technical
maturity and the appropriateness of its scope.

4. At the end of every development cycle, before PTL elections are held,
the TC carries out an "end of cycle graduation review" of the projects
currently in Incubation. Projects will graduate from Incubation if they
are considered mature, stable in design, complementary in scope and well
aligned to the development cycle and processes. Graduating projects will
be part of the next development cycle and fully integrated in subsequent
releases. Under the current 6 month release cycle, this means a
graduating project will be Integrated in the release 8 months after the
TC deems it ready to graduate from Incubation.

5. The TC charter[1] will be updated to replace the word "core" with
"integrated" as per (2). The effect of this change will be that PTLs for
projects graduating from Incubation will be automatically granted a seat
on the next TC.

6. The following sentence will be removed from the TC's charter: "The TC
recommends projects for Core status addition, combination, split or
deletion of the Board of Directors, which has the sole authority to
approve them". The process for assigning projects "core" status is still
under discussion, but we do not anticipate the process will be triggered
by a recommendation from the TC and, therefore, this statement is
inaccurate and should be removed. Further TC charter changes may be
recommended in future to reflect the new process for core status.

[1] http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/TechnicalCommittee

* We started the end-of-cycle graduation review for Heat and Ceilometer,
covering statements of readiness and release process alignment. This
review will continue next week.

See details and full logs at:

More information on the Technical Committee at:

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Chair, OpenStack Technical Committee