Re: Incubating and Inception levels in marketing materials


Luis Pab?n
 

Hi Alexis,
 I think it is more about having a healthy open community with multiple consistent maintainers and contributors. Multiple backgrounds and agendas increase the amount of innovation in the project, but projects with a single company/maintainer might lack that drive.

- Luis

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:20 PM, alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
Erin

Please could you be specific?  Do you think Inception and/or
Incubation should require Maintainers from more companies?  I am not
promising changes, but *now* is the time to table and debate this.  If
people have concerns, please invite them to voice them here or have a
sponsor do so on their behalf.

alexis


On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Erin Boyd <eboyd@...> wrote:
> Hi Alexis,
> It's not a question, but just an observation of voiced 'concern' I see on
> many of the inception level requests, where the feedback is "where is the
> community support beyond company A", etc.
>
> So redefining our "what is means to be Cloud Native" and including Open
> Source as part of this primary driving directive, it seems counter-intuitive
> to accept projects, even at an inception level if they don't strong
> community support.
>
> Thoughts?
> Erin
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 12:06 PM, alexis richardson <alexis@...>
> wrote:
>>
>> Erin
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> What is your question about community support?
>>
>> Alexis
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, 19:02 Erin Boyd, <eboyd@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Alexis/Dan et all,
>>> I appreciate the work it is to grow this foundation and ensure it lands
>>> in a healthy place, it's no small feat!
>>>
>>> With the popularity of CNCF, it's 'endorsement' to projects is a huge
>>> success factor.
>>>
>>> And while I know we are current revamping definitions to provide better
>>> understanding of the stages of a project, I think many in the community are
>>> concerned that outside of this, perception is reality. Honestly, if I am a
>>> potential customer and looking at a project, just having it listed (with a
>>> bunch of other projects at different levels) on the CNCF website probably
>>> instills a certain amount of confidence in the project.
>>>
>>> The criteria between inception to graduation is well documented and
>>> understood by the TOC, but outside of that, I am not sure.
>>> Many times it's been brought of that for instance, "community support is
>>> not sufficient for xyz project". We have agreed this is not a strict
>>> requirement of inception, however those active in the Open Source community
>>> see this as criteria zero.
>>>
>>> Also, do we have a good way of tracking technical concerns brought
>>> forward from the DD to the next phase? Have we considered creating and
>>> publishing a concrete timeline around each of these phases and what the plan
>>> is if projects don't meet these guidelines? I feel that many people are
>>> trying to provide good due diligence while also balancing their day jobs, so
>>> things are also getting possibly missed because the dates aren't well
>>> defined. (I know I've mentioned this to Chris so sorry to feel like a broken
>>> record here).
>>>
>>> Would love to hear other's thoughts around this.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Erin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:20 AM, alexis richardson <alexis@...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Jess
>>>>
>>>> That's really one for Dan but AIUI the whole website is in the process
>>>> of being nurtured into an optimal state for 2018 ....  So all comments
>>>> good & timely, anywhere.
>>>>
>>>> a
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Jessica Frazelle <me@...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > Quick question: what are the platinum members, the ones who paid the
>>>> > 300k?
>>>> >
>>>> > Do they need to be on the same slide / materials as the projects? Is
>>>> > that written into a contract or something? Also I'm more than happy to
>>>> > ask this on the call :)
>>>> >
>>>> > On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:14 AM, alexis richardson
>>>> > <alexis@...> wrote:
>>>> >> thanks Dan & team
>>>> >>
>>>> >> @all TOC community, please do comment to Dan directly or on
>>>> >> tomorrow's TOC call
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Dan Kohn <dan@...>
>>>> >> wrote:
>>>> >>> We'll be discussing maturity levels on the TOC call. This is just a
>>>> >>> quick
>>>> >>> note that at the TOC's request, we revised CNCF marketing materials
>>>> >>> to
>>>> >>> clearly separate Incubating and Inception projects:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> https://www.cncf.io/
>>>> >>> https://www.cncf.io/projects/
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BoxFeENJcINgHbKfygXpXROchiRO2LBT-pzdaOFr4Zg/edit#slide=id.g2c13d20ecb_1_0
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> We will obviously add a more prominent graduated section as soon as
>>>> >>> the
>>>> >>> first projects graduate. The same project separation will carry over
>>>> >>> to our
>>>> >>> marketing materials for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.
>>>> >>> --
>>>> >>> Dan Kohn <dan@...>
>>>> >>> Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
>>>> >>> https://www.cncf.io
>>>> >>> +1-415-233-1000 https://www.dankohn.com
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > --
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > Jessie Frazelle
>>>> > 4096R / D4C4 DD60 0D66 F65A 8EFC  511E 18F3 685C 0022 BFF3
>>>> > pgp.mit.edu
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>
>




Join cncf-toc@lists.cncf.io to automatically receive all group messages.