[openstack-dev] [Heat] PTL Candidacy

Steve Baker sbaker at redhat.com
Tue Apr 7 02:50:23 UTC 2015

I'd like to announce my candidacy for the Heat PTL in Liberty.

As I was the PTL during Icehouse, this will be Heat's first rerun PTL 
under our convention for rotating leaders. Even if elected I would hope 
that we continue to find Heat PTL new-blood for future cycles.

Towards the end of the Kilo cycle we started to get some momentum on 
landing the changes required for the Convergence effort. The aim will be 
to get much of the first-phase features landing early in Liberty, and 
spend the rest of the cycle focusing on convergence features which 
provide the most user benefit.

There are important maintenance tasks in the Liberty cycle which will 
need continued effort, including functional/integration testing, content 
for the template-writer's guide, and general usability improvements.

It seems that our merge throughput would be higher if our existing 
review attention were more coordinated. Nova has had some success with 
priorities, and Swift works well with a PTL curated etherpad of 
suggested reviews. I'd like to discuss the options with other heat 
cores, and am currently suggesting something like the Swift approach.

As the Big Tent process continues to mature I'd like to ensure that Heat 
is well positioned to qualify for the appropriate tags as they are 
defined. Also it would be worth looking into whether there should be 
heat-related tags available for projects with sufficiently mature 
resource implementations.

I'll be continuing Heat's tradition of the leadership emerging from a 
shared consensus, leaving the PTL as a point of coordination within the 
project, and a point of communication to the greater ecosystem.

I look forward to the opportunity to do this!


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