- What are they: Best practice implementations conforming to the Validated Patterns implementation practices
- Purpose: Codify best practices and promote collaboration between different groups inside, and external to, Red Hat
- Creator: Customers, Partners, GSIs, Services/Consultants, SAs, and other Red Hat teams
General requirements for all Community, and Validated patterns
- Patterns MUST include a top-level README highlighting the business problem and how the pattern solves it
- Patterns MUST include an architecture drawing. The specific tool/format is flexible as long as the meaning is clear.
Patterns MUST undergo an informal architecture review by a community leader to ensure that the solution has the right products, and they are generally being used as intended.
For example: not using a database as a message bus. As community leaders, contributions from within Red Hat may be subject to a higher level of scrutiny While we strive to be inclusive, the community will have quality standards and generally using the framework does not automatically imply a solution is suitable for the community to endorse/publish.
- Patterns MUST undergo an informal technical review by a community leader to ensure that it conforms to the technical requirements and meets basic reuse standards
Patterns MUST document their support policy
It is anticipated that most community patterns will be supported by the community on a best-effort basis, but this should be stated explicitly. The validated patterns team commits to maintaining the framework but will also accept help.
- Patterns SHOULD include a recorded demo highlighting the business problem and how the pattern solves it