Sharing an update on the branch cutting today. The version bump and is complete and the master branch is moved to the next release (phosphorus) and open for development.
The stable/silicon branch is cut presently locked on code freeze as requested.
I'm still working on the JJB (releng/builder), to update the jobs on Jenkins to update the branches "stable/silicon", will update here one the changes are ready for review.
Note: A reminder for projects to rebase their existing master branch patches to ensure they are building against the post version bumped versions of code base.