The perfSONAR collaboration uses feedback from a number of sources to determine our roadmap for future releases.
These sources include the following:
Requests on the project issue tracker
Annual user surveys sent to everyone on the user list
Regular meetings with virtual organizations using perfSONAR such as the WLCG and OSG
Regular meetings of the NTAC performance working group
Discussions at various perfSONAR related workshops, such as OIN, FTW, and other similarly-sponsored meetings.
Discussions with various funding sponsors
Based on feedback and requests from all of the above, every 6-12 months the perfSONAR governance group meets to recommend and prioritize features based on:
- Impact to the community
- Level of effort required to implement and support
- Availability of someone with the right skill set for the task
During the requirements gathering activities we will solicit contributors to join an e-mail list that will be used to disseminate a candidate roadmap to the community for feedback. This roadmap will then be refined based on this feedback to meet the community’s needs.