[OpenWrt-Devel] [LEDE-DEV] openwrt and lede - remerge proposal

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Tue May 9 12:29:23 EDT 2017

> On May 8, 2017, at 7:19 AM, 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

I’d like to suggest one more action item to this list if I can.  It would be handy to have a single database for user authentication/identification for submitting bugs, editing the Wiki, etc.

Previously there were too many places where you had to create an account.  If we can’t do “single sign-on”, can we at least do “single sign-up”?

And part of a user’s profile should include their IRC handle (assuming they have one).


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