[OpenWrt-Devel] openwrt and lede - remerge proposal

Yousong Zhou yszhou4tech at gmail.com
Wed May 10 06:10:06 EDT 2017

So many items to vote and work on.  I would suggest we sort out those
formal things first, e.g. project rules, umbrella project etc.  I do
not know much about the past history apart from those posts in the
public mailing list.  But if these formal things were the major cause
of the split in the first place, they should be put forward and
tackled first.

Those technical ones are relatively easy for us I guess and not that
urgent anyway because we already have one infrastructure up and
running (not bad and I guess you will also agree) and the other one in
quiescent state for quite a while now.  From what I see it's mostly
just about how to do the name change...

my two cents


On 8 May 2017 at 21:19, John Crispin <john at phrozen.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Felix, Imre and myself had 2 calls last week lasting several hours and
> discussed the following proposal of conditions for a remerge that we would
> like to propose and have people vote on.
> *) branding
> - the owrt side sees no option of using the lede brand
> - a (minor) majority voted for openwrt as a name over lede whilst most
> people said they did not care
> - as the last vote had a 100% ACK for a remerge using the owrt brand is the
> only feasible option
> *) domain
> - transfer owner ship to SPI for openwrt.org and lede-project.org
> - add them to the pool of urls at digital ocean
> - post remerge build a setup where we have several DNS servers in various
> locations
> - point git.openwrt.org at the lede git server
> - point bugs.openwrt.org to the lede flyspray instance
> - keep both wikis and forums as is (we should decide post remerge how to
> proceed to avoid these issues blocking the progress)
> - update the lede domain entries for build/download/rsync/... servers so
> that the openwrt domain also points at them
> *) SPI
> - TBD post remerge
> *) github
> - stop pushing to lede-project organisation
> - start pushing to the openwrt organisation
> - cleanup the list of owners in the openwrt organisation
> - obsolete all issues on the openwrt organisation and close the issue
> tracker
> - go through the open openwrt and lede PRs, pickup whats useful and close
> the rest, asking people to repost (things wont be rebasable anyhow)
> - close the lede PR tracker
> - keep the lede organisation in its current state so that forked trees dont
> get obsoleted
> - obsolete the lede github org after a grace period of 3-6 months
> *) landing page
> - update the lede landing page to represent the openwrt name
> - update the landing page to have the same look & feel as the current
> openwrt landing page
> - point openwrt.org at the lede landing page
> *) trac
> - trac is already readonly, keep content so that search engines can still
> find the it
> - edit the trac html templates, adding a note pointing at the
> bug.openwrt.org instance
> *) email accounts
> - currently there are around ~20 active openwrt.org mail accounts
> - turn all the webmaster@, hostmaster@, ... accounts into aliases that
> anyone with voting rights can be subscribed to
> - ask those people that are no longer active to voluntarily give up their
> accounts
> - mail addresses may under no conditions be used for any personal business,
> consultancy, applying for jobs, ... purposes
> - any mail sent from an openwrt.org account needs to adhere the trademark
> policy and should only be used for FOSS purposes
> *) wiki / forum
> - TBD
> - asking in either forum/wiki will get a biased vote so keep them both
> around
> - start a separate discussion regarding these post remerge
> *) LF
> - find out what doubts folks have about LF
> - find out benefits - we would have their hosting and sponsorship ?!
> - start a separate discussion regarding these post remerge
> *) git trees
> - rebrand the lede tree to openwrt
> - work out what has happened inside the openwrt tree since the reboot and
> pick up the useful bits (zoltan has done some prior work on this already)
> *) mailing list
> - ask david to add the openwrt-adm and openwrt lists
> - announce the switch to the infradead serves, asking people to unsubscribe
> if they have privacy issues with this
> - import the user DB from the current openwrt and lede ML into the 2 new
> mailing lists
> - find out if we can redirect/auto-reply  the existing lists to the new ones
> *) trademark/sponsorship policy
> - review/ack imres trademark policy
> - review/ack jows sponsorship policy
> *) timeline
> - refine / vote / agree on the proposal withing the next 2 week
> - work on the action items in the 4 weeks after that
>     John
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