[openstack-dev] [all][Zaqar] Call for adoption (or exclusion?)

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Apr 20 13:10:34 UTC 2015

Tagging as `[all]`, sorry about that!

On 20/04/15 14:54 +0200, Flavio Percoco wrote:
>I'd like my first action as Zaqar's PTL to be based on reflections and
>transparency with regards to what our past has been, to what our
>present is and to what our future could be as a project and community.
>Therefore, I'm sending this call for adoption and support before
>taking other actions (also mentioned below).
>The summit is very close and the Zaqar team is looking forward to it.
>The upcoming summit represents an important opportunity for Zaqar to
>integrate with other projects. In the previous summits - since
>Icehouse's - we've been collecting feedback from the community. We've
>worked on addressing the many use-cases, we've worked on addressing
>the concerns raised by the community and we've also kept moving
>towards reaching the project's goals.
>As you all know, the project has gone through many ups and downs.
>We've had some "failures" in the past and we've also had successes, as
>a project and as a team. Nevertheless, we've got to the point where it
>doesn't make much sense to keep pushing new features to the project
>until it gains adoption. Therefore, I'd like to take advantage of the
>workshop slots and invite people from other projects to help us/guide
>us through a hacking session on their projects so we can help with the
>adoption. The current adoption of Zaqar consist in:
>- 1 company reachingunning it in production
>- 1 planning to do it soon
>- RDO support
>Unfortunately, the above is certainly not enough for a project to
>succeed and it makes the time and effort spent on the project not
>worth it. It's been more than 2 years since we kicked the project off
>and it's time for it to show some results. The current problem seems
>to be that many people want the project but no one wants to be the
>first in adopting Zaqar (which kind of invalidates the premises of the
>"Big tent").
>In summary, this is a call for adoption before we call it a nice
>adventure and ask for the project to be excluded from the OpenStack
>organization based on the lack of adoption and contributions.
>If you think it's worth it, speak up. Either way, thanks for the
>support and for reading thus far.
>On behalf of the Zaqar team,
>Flavio Percoco

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