[openstack-dev] [Glance] PTL candidacy

Nikhil Komawar nikhil.komawar at RACKSPACE.COM
Thu Sep 25 20:56:57 UTC 2014


I would like to take this opportunity and announce my candidacy for the role of Glance PTL.

I have been part of this program since Folsom release and have had opportunity to work with an awesome team. There have been really challenging changes in the way Glance works and it has been a pleasure to contribute my reviews and code to many of those changes.

With the change in mission statement [1], that now provides a direction for other services to upload and discover data assets using Glance, it would be my focus to enable new features like 'Artifacts' to merge smoothly into master. This is a paradigm change in the way Glance is consumed and would be my priority to see this through. In addition, Glance is supporting a few new features like async workers and metadef, as of Juno that could be improved in terms of bugs and their maintainability. Seeing this through would be my next priority.

In addition to these, there are a few other challenges which Glance project faces - review/feedback time, triaging ever growing bug list, BP 'validation and followup' etc. I have some ideas to develop more momentum in each of these processes. With the advent of the Artifacts feature, new developers would be contributing to Glance. I would like to encourage and work with them become core members sooner than later. Also, there are many merge propositions which become stale due to lack of reviews from core-reviewers. My plan is to have bi-weekly sync-ups with the core and driver members to keep the review cycle active. As a good learning lesson from Juno, I would like to work closely with all the developers and involved core reviewers to know their sincere intent of accomplishing a feature within the scope of release timeline. There are some really talented people involved in Glance and I would like to keep synthesizing the ecosystem to enable everyone involved to do their best.

Lastly, my salutations to Mark. He has provided great direction and leadership to this project. I would like to keep his strategy of rotation of weekly meeting times to accommodate the convenience of people from various time zones.

Thanks for reading and I hope you will support my candidacy!

[1] https://github.com/openstack/governance/blob/master/reference/programs.yaml#L26

-Nikhil Komawar
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