[openstack-dev] [magnum][kolla] Stepping down as a Magnum core reviewer

Kai Qiang Wu wkqwu at cn.ibm.com
Mon Oct 26 13:47:14 UTC 2015

Hi Stdake,

You really did a fantastic  job on Magnum, and your bright ideas and
thoughts help Magnum to grow. It was sad to hear your stepping down from
Magnum Core at the first time, However, after read your messages from
heart,  I think  you are following your heart. I will wish you new success
on more areas(include Kolla and many new coming projects :).

I want to think you for your help on me while in Magnum.  Thanks very
much :)

Wish you bigger and more bright future ! Looking forward to receive your
any thoughts on Magnum.


Best Wishes,
Kai Qiang Wu (Î⿪ǿ  Kennan£©
IBM China System and Technology Lab, Beijing

E-mail: wkqwu at cn.ibm.com
Tel: 86-10-82451647
Address: Building 28(Ring Building), ZhongGuanCun Software Park,
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Follow your heart. You are miracle!

From:	"Steven Dake (stdake)" <stdake at cisco.com>
To:	"OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)"
            <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
Date:	26/10/2015 09:22 am
Subject:	[openstack-dev] [magnum][kolla] Stepping down as a Magnum core

Hey folks,

It is with sadness that I find myself under the situation to have to write
this message.  I have the privilege of being involved in two of the most
successful and growing projects (Magnum, Kolla) in OpenStack.  I chose
getting involved in two major initiatives on purpose, to see if I could do
the job; to see if  I could deliver two major initiatives at the same time.
I also wanted it to be a length of time that was significant ¨C 1+ year.  I
found indeed I was able to deliver both Magnum and Kolla, however, the
impact on my personal life has not been ideal.

The Magnum engineering team is truly a world class example of how an Open
Source project should be constructed and organized.  I hope some young
academic writes a case study on it some day but until then, my gratitude to
the Magnum core reviewer team is warranted by the level of  their sheer

I am officially focusing all of my energy on Kolla going forward.  The
Kolla core team elected me as PTL (or more accurately didn¡¯t elect anyone
else;) and I really want to be effective for them, especially in what I
feel is Kolla¡¯s most critical phase of growth.

I will continue to fight  for engineering resources for Magnum internally
in Cisco.  Some of these have born fruit already including the Heat
resources, the Horizon plugin, and of course the Networking plugin system.
I will also continue to support Magnum from a resources POV where I can do
so (like the fedora image storage for example).  What I won¡¯t be doing is
reviewing Magnum code (serving as a gate), or likely making much technical
contribution to Magnum in the future.  On the plus side I¡¯ve replaced
myself with many many more engineers from Cisco who should be much more
productive combined then I could have been alone ;)

Just to be clear, I am not abandoning Magnum because I dislike the people
or the technology.  I think the people are fantastic! And the technology ¨C
well I helped design the entire architecture!  I am letting Magnum grow up
without me as I have other children that need more direct attention.  I
think this viewpoint shows trust in the core reviewer team, but feel free
to make your own judgements ;)

Finally I want to thank Perry Myers for influencing me to excel at multiple
disciplines at once.  Without Perry as a role model, Magnum may have never
happened (or would certainly be much different then it is today). Being a
solid hybrid engineer has a long ramp up time and is really difficult, but
also very rewarding.  The community has Perry to blame for that ;)

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