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Architecture Council/Meetings/May 17 2018

Meeting Title: Architecture Council Monthly Meeting
Date & Time: Thursday May 17, 2018 at 1100 Ottawa
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Agenda / Notes

General Notes

Gunnar welcomed new members and briefly explained the AC's role and the major goal for this year being revision of EDP.

Each new member introduced her-/himself briefly as well. Wayne also added that each new member represents a different segment of the Eclipse community, greatly increasing the diversity of the council.

Wayne raised a potential issue for the AC calls about staying focused. The AC agreed to keep an eye on it and adjust when it becomes an issue. Gunnar mentioned the idea of focused groups, which could meet separately and discuss specific topics of interest.

The AC then discussed an approach for a rough plan on the upcoming EDP revision. We agreed that collecting requirements would need come first.

We then picked an item from the list in Bugzilla for discussion: release reviews - why do we have them, can we shorten them?

Wayne explained the history of release reviews being connected to the IP policy, which requires regular review of a project's IP conformance. The IP log is reviewed but not part of / attached to a release; nature of IP log not well understood.

The following issues/questions were raised:

  • transparency about what is being reviewed
  • tying IP log review unnecessarily to releases
  • can projects self-certify?
  • can we have regular review by IP team (once a year?)
  • difference of making binaries available on Maven Central vs. exposing on download.eclipse.org?

The review is mostly performed by Wayne alone. He scans the releases and verifies it with the submitted IP log. The problems uncovered are consistent for type A and B projects. Wayne also mentioned that when problems are found, a period of two weeks is not a lot to mitigate.

Gorkem noted that Type A release shortens the release cycle.

Finished call with Q&A session with Wayne.

Action Items

  • Jesse to open bug (or GitHub issue) with request "Get clear definition of the definitions we are talking about"

PMC Rep Attendees

All AC Members are invited.

  • PMC Reps please confirm attendance or list your delegate below. Every PMC is required to name a primary and backup delegate, and to ensure that one delegate attends the meeting.

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