[openstack-dev] [Zaqar] PTL Candidacy

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Tue Apr 7 11:43:32 UTC 2015

Obviously, where I said Juno, I meant Kilo :)

On 07/04/15 11:35 +0200, Flavio Percoco wrote:
>You read it right, you've not burned out yet - I probably will. Here's
>a crazy idea, what if I run for 2 PTL positions on the projects I've
>been putting my focus on lately? Hopefully, by sending this out now,
>I'll be able to answer all your questions in time before the candidacy
>period closes.
>Before you jump out of your chair, pull your hair off and start
>asking: "Is that even possible?" Let me tell you that, as far as I can
>tell by reading our governance repo[0], it seems to be entirely
>"legal". If you think it is not, please do let me know.
>Now, to my candidacy. During the Juno development cycle, I had the
>pleasure to be Zaqar's PTL. During this cycle, we managed to kick of
>complete - at least in an experimental version - some exciting
>features and we've also kicked off others - you can read more about
>that here[1]. We did that with a small team of old and new
>contributors, if it doesn't seem much to you, I'd love to invite you
>to our team and help us out. :D
>That said, I think our most important goal during Juno was
>incorporating the feedback we got from the community, after our last
>incubation attempt, in a way that doesn't compromise the project's
>goals but still brings in way more flexibility to the project. This
>will allow for the community (Zaqar's and OpenStack's) to finally
>adopt the project wherever it might be needed.
>Based on the above results and the fact that I believe the community
>hasn't seen enough (anything) of Zaqar yet, I'd like to throw my hat
>out there to be Zaqar's PTL for another cycle. Here are some things
>that I'd like us to do during this cycle:
>1. Spread the word and improve our interaction with the overall
>community. We've spent lot of time heads down coding new features and
>working out the best way to deliver this project. I believe it's time
>to throw it out there and let it crash (if you know what I mean).
>2. Restore/Improve our community activities by improving our
>communications through the openstack mailing list, restoring our
>weekly meetings and contributing back to other projects.
>3. Keep improving our deployment story/tools. We've a draft of a
>puppet manifest that we need to complete, we've devstack support but
>we ought to bring it into our code base and extend it with other
>features that have been developed.
>4. Keep our amazing mentoring story alive by helping new mentees to
>integrate with OpenStack, open source and obviously, Zaqar. Something
>this team should be proud of is that it's mentored new contributors
>since it was created.
>The above and more, I'd be honored to do together with the rest of the
>Now, to the obvious natural question: How will I be the PTL of 2
>projects and get to the end of the  cycle?
>Well, this definitely will require some changes from my side and my
>current focus that you'll see happen if I have the honor to be elected
>for both projects. Will I be burned out at the end of the cycle?
>Probably, but that's a price I'm willing to pay for these 2 projects
>and more importantly for OpenStack because I truly believe these
>projects play (or will play in the case of Zaqar) and important role
>in our ecosystem.
>In addition to the above, I must say that, thankfully enough, Zaqar is
>still not such a time consuming project from a PTL perspective and
>it's entirely feasible to be the PTL of these 2 projects and still do
>a good job - last famous words.
>In all seriousness, I'd be honored to serve for both projects and I
>hope you'll join me in this experiment.
>[0] https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/governance/tree/reference/charter.rst
>[1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-April/060446.html
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