[openstack-dev] [Zaqar] PTL Candidacy

Tristan Cacqueray tristan.cacqueray at enovance.com
Tue Apr 7 16:02:30 UTC 2015


On 04/07/2015 05:35 AM, Flavio Percoco wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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
> team.
> 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
> Cheers,
> Flavio
> -- 
> @flaper87
> Flavio Percoco
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