[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Apr 14 19:31:35 UTC 2014


On 04/14/2014 03:15 PM, James E. Blair wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to announce my candidacy for re-election to the TC.
> About Me
> ========
> I am the PTL for the OpenStack Infrastructure Program, which I have been
> helping to build for nearly three years.  I also served on the TC during
> the Icehouse cycle.
> I am responsible for a significant portion of our project infrastructure
> and developer workflow.  I set up gerrit, helped write git-review, and
> moved all of the OpenStack projects from bazaar to git.  All of that is
> to say that I've given a lot of thought and action to helping scale
> OpenStack to the number of projects and developers it has today.
> I also wrote zuul, nodepool, and devstack-gate to make sure that we are
> able to test all components of the project on every commit.  There are a
> lot of moving parts in OpenStack and I strongly believe that at the end
> of the day they need to work together as a cohesive whole.  A good deal
> of my technical work is focused on achieving that.
> Throughout my time working on OpenStack I have always put the needs of
> the whole project first, above those of any individual contributor,
> organization, or program.  I also believe in the values we have
> established as a project: open source, design, development, and
> community.  To that end, I have worked hard to ensure that the project
> infrastructure is run just like an OpenStack project, using the same
> tools and processes, and I think we've succeeding in creating one of the
> most open operational project infrastructures ever.
> My Platform
> ===========
> An important shift has taken place since the convening of the first
> all-elected TC.  I am proud of what we have done to address important
> issues of consistency and quality that affect all of the projects.
> As we continue to add new projects and programs (at a measured pace),
> the role of the TC will need to continue to evolve to provide
> coordination and leadership in cross-project issues.  We have made a lot
> of progress on raising our expectations around testing, and there is
> more to do there.  The TC also has a role in improving user and operator
> experience by facilitating cross-project standards.
> Recently, the TC has begun to work with the Board of Directors on issues
> that concern us both.  The trademark issue is particularly important --
> it is no less than our identity as a project.  To me, the question is,
> "what is the OpenStack community working to produce?"  I believe that
> software derived from OpenStack with limited and reasonable
> modifications should be able to use the OpenStack trademark.  However, I
> do not believe our intent is to produce a crippled, open-core product.
> We are building one of the most significant open source systems and it
> is important that our name continue to stand for that.  I think the
> careful progress that the TC and Board have been making in this area
> will ultimately reflect that.
> I believe that the TC has been doing good work and is heading in the
> right direction for the project.  I would love to continue to help it do
> so and would appreciate your vote.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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