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

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 23:02:49 UTC 2015

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> 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

I get integration with Horizon etc. But to use the SQS/SNS analogy how
would say Nova integrate with Zaqar?

> 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
> --
> @flaper87
> Flavio Percoco
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