[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Qiao, Liyong liyong.qiao at intel.com
Tue Apr 28 02:05:50 UTC 2015


BR, Eli(Li Yong)Qiao

From: David Lyle [mailto:dklyle0 at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:57 AM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List
Subject: [openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

I'm announcing my candidacy for the Technical Committee elections.

I have been contributing to OpenStack since Grizzly primarily in Horizon. I have also had the privilege to serve as Horizon PTL since Icehouse.

Why I'm running:

I believe there should be broader representation on the TC. We are growing the OpenStack ecosystem. Let's make sure horizontal teams and diverse parts of the ecosystem are represented more directly. I understand concerns of scaling were the reason for moving from the TC made up of all PTLs (I question that assertion), but the sacrifice so far has been diversity. I feel current TC members are exceptionally capable and take a broad viewpoint, but there are limits of how well that works. Let's represent broader swaths of our ecosystem in the technical leadership.

I think growing the OpenStack ecosystem is fantastic. As a developer and the PTL of a project that tries to span across most of that ecosystem it also worries me a bit too. I think we need to focus on how the newer and older parts of our ecosystem work together. How do we manage all the horizontal needs this introduces without going to the extremes of just scaling existing horizontal efforts because that won't work. And pushing all horizontal work on the individual projects is not appropriate because that yields chaos.

Finally, I believe the TC needs to be more active in guiding overall direction of OpenStack and problem resolution. I'm not suggesting a dictatorship of course. But let's set a direction, overall release goals for OpenStack and help enable and drive them.

I'm really proud to be a part of the OpenStack developer community, but I think we're facing some real challenges. We need to address some primary issues or this community will struggle to remain the vibrant, supportive place it is now.

Thank you,

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