[openstack-dev] [Fuel][PTL] PTL Candidates Q&A Session

Tomasz Napierala tnapierala at mirantis.com
Tue Oct 6 15:26:02 UTC 2015


That’s right, but we made slight change here:
"Define architecture direction & review majority of design specs. Rely on Component Leads and Core Reviewers"

So we assume that detailed architectural work will be relayed to Component Leads

> On 02 Oct 2015, at 10:12, Evgeniy L <eli at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> According to the description of the role, I wouldn't say that the role is less architectural than
> political, since PTL should review designs and resolve conflicts between cores (which are
> usually technical), PTL should also have strong skills in software architecture, and understanding
> of what Fuel should look like.
> Thanks,
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:32 PM, Mike Scherbakov <mscherbakov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> > we may mix technical direction / tech debt roadmap and process, political, and people management work of PTL.
> sorry, of course I meant that we rather should NOT mix these things.
> To make my email very short, I'd say PTL role is more political and process-wise rather than architectural.
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 5:48 PM Mike Scherbakov <mscherbakov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Vladimir,
> we may mix technical direction / tech debt roadmap and process, political, and people management work of PTL.
> PTL definition in OpenStack [1] reflects many things which PTL becomes responsible for. This applies to Fuel as well.
> I'd like to reflect some things here which I'd expect PTL doing, most of which will intersect with [1]:
> - Participate in cross-project initiatives & resolution of issues around it. Great example is puppet-openstack vs Fuel [2]
> - Organize required processes around launchpad bugs & blueprints
> - Personal personal feedback to Fuel contributors & public suggestions when needed
> - Define architecture direction & review majority of design specs. Rely on Component Leads and Core Reviewers
> - Ensure that roadmap & use cases are aligned with architecture work
> - Resolve conflicts between core reviewers, component leads. Get people to the same page
> - Watch for code review queues and quality of reviews. Ensure discipline of code review.
> - Testing / coverage have to be at the high level
> Considering all above, contributors actually have been working with all of us and know who could be better handling such a hard work. I don't think special Q&A is needed. If there are concerns / particular process/tech questions we'd like to discuss - those should be just open as email threads.
> [1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/PTL_Guide
> [2] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-June/066685.html
> Thank you,
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:47 AM Vladimir Kuklin <vkuklin at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Folks
> I think it is awesome we have three candidates for PTL position in Fuel. I read all candidates' emails (including mine own several times :-) ) and I got a slight thought of not being able to really differentiate the candidates platforms as they are almost identical from the high-level point of view. But we all know that the devil is in details. And this details will actually affect project future.
> Thus I thought about Q&A session at #fuel-dev channel in IRC. I think that this will be mutually benefitial for everyone to get our platforms a little bit more clear.
> Let's do it before or right at the start of actual voting so that our contributors can make better decisions based on this session.
> I suggest the following format:
> 1) 3 questions from electorate members - let's put them onto an etherpad
> 2) 2 questions from a candidate to his opponents (1 question per opponent)
> 3) external moderator - I suppose, @xarses as our weekly meeting moderator could help us
> 4) time and date - Wednesday or Thursday comfortable for both timezones, e.g. after 4PM UTC or right after fuel weekly meeting.
> What do you think, folks?
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