[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Fri Oct 4 23:01:56 UTC 2013


On 10/04/2013 06:46 PM, James E. Blair wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to announce my candidacy for the TC.
> About Me
> ========
> I am the PTL for the OpenStack Infrastructure Program, which I have been
> helping to build for the past two years.
> I am responsible for a significant portion of our project infrastructure
> and developer workflow.  I set up gerrit, helped write git-review, and
> moved all of the OpenStack projects from bzr to git.  All of that is to
> say that I've given a lot of thought and action to helping scale
> OpenStack to the number of projects and developers it has today.
> I also wrote zuul, nodepool, and devstack-gate to make sure that we are
> able to test all components of the project on every commit.  There are a
> lot of moving parts in OpenStack and I strongly believe that at the end
> of the day they need to work together as a cohesive whole.  A good deal
> of my technical work is focused on achieving that.
> Throughout my time working on OpenStack I have always put the needs of
> the whole project first, above those of any individual contributor,
> organization, or program.  I also believe in the values we have
> established as a project: open source, design, development, and
> community.  To that end, I have worked hard to ensure that the project
> infrastructure is run just like an OpenStack project, using the same
> tools and processes, and I think we've succeeding in creating one of the
> most open operational project infrastructures ever.
> My Platform
> ===========
> As a significant OpenStack user, I'm excited about the direction that
> OpenStack is heading.  I'm glad that we're accepting new programs that
> expand the scope of our project to make it more useful for everyone.  I
> believe a major function of the Technical Committee is to curate and
> shepherd new programs through the incubation process.  However, I
> believe that it should be more involved than it has been.  We have been
> very quick to promote out of integration some exciting new projects that
> may not have been fully integrated.  As a member of the TC, I support
> our continued growth, and I want to make sure that the ties that hold
> our collection of projects together are strong, and more than just a
> marketing umbrella.
> I have also seen a shift since the formation of the OpenStack
> Foundation.  Our project is a technical meritocracy, but when the
> Foundation's board of directors was established, some issues of
> project-wide scope have been taken up by the board of directors while
> the Technical Committee has been content to limit their involvement.
> The Foundation board is extremely valuable, and I want the Technical
> Committee to work closely with them on issues that concern them both.
> Adding new projects is not the only purpose of the TC, which is charged
> in the bylaws as being responsible for all technical matters relating to
> the project.  The reformation of the Technical Committee with an
> all-elected membership provides an opportunity to strengthen the
> technical meritocracy of the OpenStack project by electing people who
> will execute the full mission of the TC.  I would be happy to serve in
> that capacity and would appreciate your vote.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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