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The OpenStack Technical Committee is one of the governing bodies of the OpenStack project. You can find more information about it, such as the list of its current members or its governance charter, on the OpenStack governance website at http://governance.openstack.org . It meets weekly in an open meeting in the #openstack-meeting IRC channel on Freenode.

Next Meeting

  • October 11th, 20:00 UTC
  • Chair: Thierry Carrez (ttx)


  • Welcome Ocata membership !
    • Update member roster, -tc ML rights, Gerrit rights
    • Select chair
    • Confirmation of change approval rules & agenda buildup process
    • Barcelona reminders: Joint Board/TC meeting (Monday 2:30pm), Dinner with the BoD, UC and Foundation Staff (Monday 7:30pm), TC dinner ?
  • Discuss BoD/TC meeting agenda
  • Discuss when next election period shall happen
  • Easy cleanups
    • wording tweaks on the tc-approved-release tag definition [1]
    • Simplify governance website title [2]
    • Record OpenStack-Salt as a Legacy project [3]
    • Record Fuel repos that were retired [4]
  • Open discussion


These items have been proposed, but are not put on the agenda just yet. Could be that they have not been discussed on openstack-dev for the time mandated by our charter yet, or are blocked for some other reason, or are just delayed while we process the earlier requests backlog:

  • Add more ways to get extra-atcs into the books [5] (deferred to Oct 18 to give time to new membership to consider it)
  • Add "Contributing Is Our Currency" to principles doc [6] (deferred to Oct 18 to give time to new membership to consider it)
  • Add "Assume Good Faith" to OpenStack principles [7] (needs round 2)
  • Storlets to become official - Proposed governance change [8] (deferred post-Barcelona)
  • Add networking-cisco back into the Big Tent [9] (deferred post-Barcelona)
  • Add Ocata goal split out tempest plugins [10] (deferred to Pike)
  • Create a project tag for zero-downtime upgrades [11] (pending upcoming discussion on automated testing)
  • Equal Integration Chances for all Projects [12] (round 2) (WIP)

Apologies for Absence

  • tbd

Proposing discussion topics, motions or other governance changes before the TC

Motions need to be presented before Friday 0800 UTC to be added to the next Tuesday meeting agenda for discussion. They should either be posted as a proposed change to the governance repository (on review.openstack.org) or as a "[tc]" thread to openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org, with a pointer to that thread should be posted to openstack-tc@lists.openstack.org to make sure it gets the required attention from TC members. Upon verification, the TC Chair will put the motion on the agenda for the next meeting.

Before being finally voted on, motions will have to be presented as a governance change. As mandated by our charter, the vote on motions won't be closed until we spent a minimum of 4 business days of public discussions, to give a chance to our wider community to chime in on proposed changes.

Additions of code repositories to existing project teams, as well as other instances of governance repository housekeeping, do not constitute a "motion". Those will be approved a week after being proposed, if they have the required approvals (PTLs in the case of a repository addition) and no TC member -1 vote. A -1 vote will result in the proposed change to be reviewed at the next TC meeting.

Past meetings logs

Logs of past TC meetings can be accessed at: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/tc