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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Apr 20 14:57:33 UTC 2015

On 04/20/2015 08:54 AM, Flavio Percoco wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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
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Thank you for the honesty, here Flavio, I certainly appreciate it.

One of the challenges we all currently face is relevance to our
mission. I think many developers continue to work diligently in that
regard on Zaqar but results need a combination of things, hard work
and dedication are only part of that.

I am heartened by your courage in taking an honest look at the status
of your project and asking for support in understanding its place in
the overall picture. Regardless of the outcome I hope you and your
fellow developers recognize how much that speaks of your character.

I hope you get some honest answers to your question, in turn.

Thanks Flavio,

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