Domains (was: Migration to new gerrit server is coming)

Andrew Geissler geissonator at
Fri Apr 20 01:16:02 AEST 2018

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Alexander Amelkin <a.amelkin at> wrote:
> 03.04.2018 18:30, Andrew Geissler wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Joel Stanley <joel at> wrote:
>>> Do we have plans to use the domain instead?
>> In order to reduce what's changing with this first migration, I'll
>> keep the old name but yes, Brad got me in touch with someone from the
>> Linux Foundation and long term we'll be moving to something like
> I'm kind of lost with all these domains...
> I remember we have an ongoing effort to move all d-bus stuff from
> org.openbmc to xyz.openbmc-project.
> Now you're saying we'll be moving gerrit to
> What is the official domain for openbmc now?

For this initial move, I will keep it the same,  A little history on this.  Initially when
openbmc was formed, it used the for it's REST api's.
After a while it was discovered openbmc didn't actually own that
domain.  The initial code as mostly proof of concept anyway so the
team decided to get an official domain ( and use
that to reflect the refactoring work (i.e. you would know if something
was "product" code if it had that new API).  Fast
forward a year or two and suddenly the openbmc project now owns (through the LF).  Most people share your thought below
that it would be nice to use that.

> Are we going to move the d-bus stuff back to org.openbmc now?

I don't think anyone is going to have a desire to do this given how
much work it was to do the initial move, and that we would break
countless clients who have coded tools against these (since our DBUS
api's map directly to our REST api's).  Long term the REST api's will
become deprecated and debug only as we move to Redfish, so there's an
opportunity for us as a community to maybe do something there?

> Personally, I would welcome that as I hate the .xyz TLD as it is
> meaningless and beside that has some not very nice connotation for any
> Russian speaker. I also think that short 'openbmc' is way more neat than
> 'openbmc-project'.
> Also, as is owned by Patrick Williams (as well as
> OpenBMC IANA PEN), and is owned by TLF, I'd say that we must
> go with everywhere.
> However, I'd like to know the official intention.

Patrick will be transferring to the LF once we
finish this gerrit migration but I think most people do agree that is better.

> Alexander.

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