[openstack-dev] [Heat] PTL Candidacy
tristan.cacqueray at enovance.com
Mon Mar 31 15:46:42 UTC 2014
On 03/31/2014 05:11 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
> Greetings, fellow Heatists. My name is not Steve and I would like to
> announce my candidacy for the position of Orchestration PTL.
> Most of you, I hope, already know me. I've been working on Heat
> full-time essentially since the project started, and I've been a member
> of the core team since before that was a thing. I'm pretty familiar with
> both the Heat code and the strategic direction of the program. I've also
> regularly filled in for past PTLs in various capacities (e.g. on the
> Technical Committee, in project meetings, and chairing Heat team
> meetings), so I feel as prepared as one could for being an OpenStack PTL
> without actually having been one.
> Heat has always been a project where the core team members make
> decisions by consensus, the PTL does *not* have the last word on any
> decision, and the role is rotated through the core team. I'd like to
> keep it that way. The term "Program Technical Lead" is a misnomer to me,
> because we expect leadership from everyone in the team, and especially
> the core team. (And, not incidentally, because the responsibilities of
> the PTL are not primarily technical.)
> With the move to a directly-elected Technical Committee, I think it's
> time to revisit the role of the PTLs in OpenStack, and understanding
> that role from the inside will help me to give better input into that
> process. So the main change I want to make to the project is to make
> sure that the _next_ PTL has less work to do.
> PTLs exist primarily to ensure that the program remains accountable to
> the wider OpenStack community, and I am happy to take on that
> accountability because I have complete faith in the core team.
> If elected, it would be my intention to serve for only a single
> development cycle, as previous Heat PTLs have done. I think that has
> proven to be a successful model for building leadership depth,
> maintaining team culture, avoiding burnout and maintaining long-term
> productivity. I'd also like to encourage anyone thinking of running next
> time to consider bringing forward their plans and stepping up now,
> because choice is healthy :)
> Finally, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Steves - Dake,
> Hardy and Baker - for all their hard work in this role over the past
> three release cycles. Great work guys!
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