[Starlingx-discuss] [config][distcloud][flock services] Areas to improve team communication and visibility

Ildiko Vancsa ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 14:35:45 UTC 2020


As we have been looking into ways to help new contributors to participate in the community I was checking the meeting calendar[1] and some information available about project teams.

I came across three projects where I didn’t see any meetings on the calendar:
  * Config (Configuration)
  * Distcloud (Distributed Cloud)
  * Flock-Services (StarlingX Flock Services)

By looking at the projects' wiki pages[2][3][4] I couldn’t find much information about where the teams are discussing work items and activities during the release cycles. With following IRC and the mailing list in my experience it’s also hard to spot team activities.

Visible and open communication is very important in terms of the Four Opens[5] that are the guiding principles of the OpenStack Foundation and the projects it supports. The current state also makes it complicated for newcomers to join and chime in to participate so they could eventually become part of the team.

I would be happy to help making improvements, like setting up meetings, discuss tagging mails on the mailing list, etc.

According to my knowledge these projects are all active. Is that an accurate observation?

Do the above teams plan to setup weekly meetings or other ways to make the team communication more visible? Is there anything that I may have missed on the topic?

Thanks and Best Regards,

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Starlingx/Meetings
[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/StarlingX/Config
[3] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/StarlingX/DistCloud
[4] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/StarlingX/FlockServices
[5] https://www.osf.dev/about/four-opens/

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