[P4-announce] The Tao of P4

Changhoon Kim chang at barefootnetworks.com
Wed Jun 24 02:02:49 EDT 2015

Hi all,

Thursday (6/25) 10 - 11am seems to work better for more folks. Let's meet
at that time. I'll send out a separate email with detailed info for the
conf call -- I suggest we use Fuze for that.

For those who want to join but are unable to because of timing, of course
we'll take a note and share it afterwards.


-- Chang

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 3:19 PM, Changhoon Kim <chang at barefootnetworks.com>

> Hi all,
> As I promised last week, I'd like to propose an open conference call so
> that we can set the right expectation for the upcoming working meetings and
> come up with a plan for them.
> I'd like to propose the following options for the conf call. If you have a
> strict preference to either day, please reply to me directly by tomorrow.
> I'll collect your votes and announce the result by end of day tomorrow.
> - 10 - 11am PST, Thursday (6/25)
> - 10 - 11am PST, Friday (6/26)
> Once we set the time, I'll send out a link for the conf call.
> Note that we intend to have the first "working" meeting in the week of
> July/6 -- the call we're going to have this week is mainly for planning and
> logistics, not for in-depth technical discussions (just yet).
> Thanks.
> -- Chang
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 12:50 AM, Changhoon Kim <
> chang at barefootnetworks.com> wrote:
>> Hi P4 developers,
>> I'm very grateful and super excited to work with this passionate group of
>> experts. Together we'll be able to build a fantastic open-source community,
>> guiding various technical aspects of P4 and the development tools
>> associated with it.
>> As the first step, I propose that we have a conference call to come up
>> with a plan for the first working meeting. Through the call we'll need to
>> gauge the interest level (i.e., willingness to participate in the working
>> meetings), decide on the schedule (date, time, and interval), gather
>> initial technical agenda, and agree on the format of the meetings.
>> It seems we could have such a prep call late next week -- either 6/25
>> (Thu) or 6/26 (Fri). I'll come up with a few specific options within a day
>> or two, so that we could choose a slot that works best for most.
>> More to come soon ...
>> Thanks.
>> -- Chang
>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 2:26 AM, Nick McKeown <nickm at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>>  Dear P4 developers:
>>> Interest in P4 is picking up at quite a pace and we think it's time to
>>> hold regular meetings to guide the evolution of the P4 language and
>>> development of open-source tools. We are planning to hold one meeting every
>>> two weeks to start with; a mix of in-person meetings and conference calls
>>> (details still need to be worked out).
>>> Chang Kim accepted our invitation to chair the P4 meetings to start
>>> with. Many of you know Chang already from his days as a PhD student at
>>> Princeton with Jen, his tenure with Microsoft Azure Networking, and in his
>>> current position at Barefoot. As chair, Chang will gather input from the
>>> community, and pick the technical agenda for the meetings.
>>> We've been thinking about how best to run the meetings, so as to keep
>>> things simple and informal with as little process as possible. Inspired by
>>> the early days of OpenFlow and IETF, this is how we're going to try it to
>>> start with:
>>>    - Anyone can attend the meetings, but P4.org <http://p4.org/> will
>>>    only be able to accept code contributions from P4 members (who have signed
>>>    the Apache CLA).
>>>     - We will adopt a general principle of "rough consensus and running
>>>    code". No formal votes, just a show of hands to indicate whether we have
>>>    rough consensus. If it becomes unmanageable, then we'll institute formal
>>>    voting.
>>>    - If the meetings really get stuck (which we doubt), Jen and I will
>>>    help out by acting as "tie breakers".
>>> This is an experiment and we will learn as we go and we will keep
>>> revisiting and fine-tuning the approach. At some point we might grow to
>>> where we need a little more formality. In the meantime, feel free to
>>> email us if you have any questions or suggestions.
>>> Onwards and upwards....
>>>   - Jen and Nick
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