[tc][qa][all]Potential New Interoperability Programs: The Current Thinking

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[tc][qa][all]Potential New Interoperability Programs: The Current Thinking

Mark Voelker
Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday!  There have been a number of discussions (at the PTG, at OpenStack Summit, in Interop WG and Board of Directors meetings, etc) over the past several months about the possibility of creating new interoperability programs in addition to the existing OpenStack Powered program administered by the Interop Working Group (formerly the DefCore Committee).  In particular, lately there have been a lot of discussions recently [1] about where to put tests associated with trademark programs with respect to some existing TC guidance [2] and community goals for Queens [3].  Although these potential new programs have been discussed in a number of places, it’s a little hard to keep tabs on where we’re at with them unless you’re actively following the Interop WG.  Given the recent discussions on openstack-dev, I thought it might be useful to try and brain dump our current thinking on what these new programs might look like into a document somewhere that people could point at in discussions rather than discussing abstracts and working off memories from prior meetings.  To that end, I took a first stab at it this week which you can find here:

https://review.openstack.org/#/c/472785/

Needless to say this is just a draft to try to get some of the ideas out of neurons and on to electrons, so please don’t take it to be firm consensus—rather consider it a draft of what we’re currently thinking and an invitation to collaborate.  I expect that other members of the Interop Working Group will be leaving comments in Gerrit as we hash through this, and we’d love to have input from other folks in the community as well.  These programs potentially touch a lot of you (in fact, almost all of you) in some way or another, so we’re happy to hear your input as we work on evolving the interop programs.  Quite a lot has happened over the past couple of years, so we hope this will help folks understand where we came from and think about whether we want to make changes going forward.  

By the way, for those of you who might find an HTML-rendered document easier to read, click on the "gate-interop-docs-ubuntu-xenial” link in the comments left by Jenkins and then on “Extension Programs - Current Direction”.  Thanks, and have a great weekend!

[1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2017-May/thread.html#117657
[2] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20160504-defcore-test-location.html
[3] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/goals/queens/split-tempest-plugins.html

At Your Service,

Mark T. Voelker
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