Re: How to handle DLUX & Projects Under the TSC Purview ?


Robert Varga
 

On 01/11/2019 00:48, Abhijit Kumbhare wrote:
Hi TSC members,

During the TSC meeting today (Oct 31, 2019) Robert asked the TSC how
should we deal with projects which should be under the TSC purview due
to lack of active members. Example: DLUX which is not part of the
current simultaneous release - but still need fixes for the previous
releases SRs. Robert had an excellent suggestion that since these
projects are in a way managed by the TSC but have no longer any active
members - all the TSC members should be committers on these projects.
This way we would be able to merge any absolutely needed code changes to
the project. There was an overall consensus on this - but it would be
important to have a conversation around this - followed by a vote.
I would like to note that the proposal hinges on the project being dead
and the TSC already taking an action -- DLUX is under consideration for
archival. The aim is to define an alternative to archiving the project,
but this may become useful in different situations as well -- which we
can consider when such a situation arises.

I think there are three topics here that need to be clarified via a
discussion & a vote:

*Topic 1:* What are the criteria to have a project under the TSC purview? 

In my opinion, the minimum criteria would be: 

* The TSC should think that the project is important enough to make it
under TSC purview. Instead of specifying specific rules for what is
an important project, I think this should be decided on a case by
case basis by a TSC vote. 
* These projects have no active committers. Implicitly having no
active committers also means that the project has no objections to
be under the TSC purview. 
* The above two should be the minimum criteria. Not all the projects
which satisfy the above two criteria should be put under the TSC
purview. Whether a particular project should be under the TSC
purview, should be decided by a TSC vote.
+1. I am not sure about timing -- perhaps this process can become
available sooner than the 18 month archival period?

*Topic 2*: Should the TSC be committers on a project under TSC purview?
+1, TSC members should be committers on the project, making their vote
equivalent to the decision of committers on any other project. This
should include the nomination and approval of non-TSC committers to the
project -- which would be a step towards the project coming out of TSC
purview and resuming normal life...

*Topic 3*: Does the TSC agree that DLUX should be under the TSC purview?
+1.

We should also consider l2switch, as it seems to be close to being in
working state here:
https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/c/l2switch/+/85209 and it is a
useful example on getting started on development.

Regards,
Robert

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