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[all][api-sig] Update on SIG status and seeking guidance from the community


On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 4:21 AM Chris Dent <cdent+os at anticdent.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 26 Aug 2019, Michael McCune wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 5:52 AM Ghanshyam Mann <gmann at ghanshyammann.com> wrote:
> >> In addition, there are many TODO also there in current guidelines [1]. Few of them
> >> I remember were left as TODO when few guidelines were moved from nova to api-wg.
> >>
> >> [1] https://github.com/openstack/api-sig/search?q=TODO&unscoped_q=TODO
> >>
> >
> > that's a good highlight, thank you for the link.
> >
> > perhaps a good next step will to be collect all the pointers to work
> > that needs finishing and figure out if we can triage it and plan some
> > sort of schedule for fixing it. i imagine it will be slow given the
> > current staffing, but we could at least point people at things to look
> > for if they want to help.
>
> I think it's important to keep in mind that if we've had those TODOs
> for so long, many of them for much longer than 3 years, it is quite
> likely they aren't to dos, but instead are to don't: things people
> neither care about nor need. At least not enough to do anything
> about.
>

agreed

> Keeping the API-SIG on life support to address TODOs that old seems
> like make-work to me. It's time to start trimming the optional stuff
> and focus only on the things for which there is real user or
> developer demand [1]. Not just in the API-SIG but across all of
> OpenStack.
>

also agreed, this is why i think it would be nice to do a triage on
the api-sig issues and just figure out what we will want to fix and
what is likely just old kruft.

peace o/

> [1] "Vendors" left out on purpose.
>
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